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NS/CSX - Tombigbee River Bridge

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NS/CSX Tombigbee River Bridge

Jackson AL

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #294131

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Description 

Built in 1948-49 by the Southern Railway.

Approach spans of 238' 10". Lift span 335' 5.5". 52' clearance above high water level when raised.

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on Norfolk Southern, CSX
Location
Jackson, Clarke County, Alabama, and Washington County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- Hardaway Contracting Co. of Columbus, Georgia
- Harrington & Cortelyou of Kansas City
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Multi-span through truss with vertical lift span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 335.5 ft.
Total length: 801.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.49412, -87.90736   (decimal degrees)
31°29'39" N, 87°54'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/413826/3484721 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prestwick
Inventory number
BH 62967 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Virginia Bridge Co.", "Hardaway Contracting Co."
  • June 11, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 8, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Harrington & Cortelyou"
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 28, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 12, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • September 11, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 10, 2014: Added by Zachary S

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NS/CSX Tombigbee River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2014, by Douglas Butler

This vertical lift bridge was the Southern railroad before Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroad both owned this bridge.