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Selma Swing Bridge

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Old Selma (Swing) Bridge and Bridge Tender's House

The old swing bridge in Selma was replaced by the Edmund Pettus Bridge. All that remains of the Swing Bridge is its northern abutment and the Bridge Tender's House. The Bridge Tender's House has been preserved and is now a bed and breakfast. It used to be the residence and operation center of the old bridge.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Lost Bridge over Alabama River on Water Street in Selma
Location
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama
Status
Lost
History
Built 1884 and bridge demolished in 1940 due to construction of Edmund Pettus Bridge. Bridge Tender's House, however, has been preserved as a bed and breakfast.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.40646, -87.01780   (decimal degrees)
32°24'23" N, 87°01'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/498326/3585490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Selma
Inventory number
BH 37733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,919)
Alabama (905)
Built 1884 (161)
Built during 1880s (1,844)
Camelback truss (345)
Dallas County, Alabama (13)
Lost (22,463)
Lost 1940 (58)
Lost during 1940s (338)
Movable (2,863)
Owned privately (1,511)
Selma, Alabama (4)
Swing (1,376)
Through truss (14,113)
Truss (31,317)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 21, 2008: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Old Selma (Swing) Bridge and Bridge Tender's House
Posted September 6, 2012, by matt (screenwatcher37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have two of the pillasters and the dated bridge marker.

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