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Prestwood Bridge

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Prestwood Bridge

The Montgomery Advertiser: November 15 1985

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BH Photo #462785

Description 

Abort! Abort! Abort!

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Conecuh River on Prestwood Bridge Road
Location
Covington County, Alabama
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Collapsed during attempted removal by helicopter in 1985
Design
8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.30880, -86.53146   (decimal degrees)
31°18'32" N, 86°31'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/544585/3463919 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87556 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alabama (1,014)
Beam (16,946)
Built during 1910s (10,014)
Covington County, Alabama (6)
Lally columns (354)
Lost (29,049)
Lost 1985 (156)
Lost during 1980s (1,545)
Owned by county (21,656)
Pin-connected (4,868)
Pratt through truss (6,127)
Pratt truss (10,403)
Replaced by new bridge (19,749)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,454)
Through truss (17,185)
Truss (35,934)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and other stuff
  • December 21, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com