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Abandoned Claybank Creek Bridge #2



Abandoned inverted bowstring through truss bridge over Claybank Creek on an old road
Dale County, Alabama
Inverted bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.32239, -85.74572   (decimal degrees)
31°19'21" N, 85°44'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/619340/3466010 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 59625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,394)
Alabama (927)
Dale County, Alabama (8)
Inverted bowstring truss (6)
Through truss (14,210)
Truss (31,450)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2014: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Abandoned Claybank Creek Bridge #2
Posted February 14, 2014, by Zachary S

Aww, sadface. Lol. Was hoping for a really rare bridge for the glory of our state.

The aerial image makes this bridge look much more like an older slab or stringer bridge than a truss. If the posted photo is of this one, I would say that this is indeed such.

Abandoned Claybank Creek Bridge #2
Posted February 13, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I do not want to get anyone's hopes up since when I added this bridge I totally did not mean to label it as an inverted bowstring. From what I saw I thought it might be at least a through truss and when I hit the label I hit the wrong one. To tell the truth I have no idea what kind of bridge this is, and it could be anything--including an "inverted bowstring through truss." What is neat is that this bridge is only about 15 minutes from where I grew up and I never knew it was there. I'm wondering, since the road the bridge services is the old entrance to Fort Rucker, if that bridge is actually on the Army Base? Anyway, until it is confirmed, we can all dream that it is an inverted bowstring.

Abandoned Claybank Creek Bridge #2
Posted February 12, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hey Mr. Ben Tate... Can you check this one out on your way back from paradise? ;-)

Abandoned Claybank Creek Bridge #2
Posted February 12, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Whoa, do we have any photos to confirm that this is indeed an exceedingly rare inverted bowstring? The Google Imagery does not help.

Abandoned Claybank Creek Bridge #2
Posted February 12, 2014, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Inverted Bowstring Truss?