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Six Mile Creek Bridge

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Street View 

Description 

Article states 1930's date, but it is likely ca. 1905 or earlier.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bedstead pratt pony truss bridge over Six Mile Creek on an abandoned section of CR 77
Location
Dallas County, Alabama
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.32882, -87.00848   (decimal degrees)
32°19'44" N, 87°00'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/499202/3576883 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blackwell Bend
Inventory number
BH 60609 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,360)
Alabama (905)
Bedstead Pratt pony truss (349)
Bedstead truss (525)
Dallas County, Alabama (13)
Have street view (25,512)
Pony truss (15,731)
Pratt pony truss (3,495)
Pratt truss (8,783)
Truss (31,320)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated truss type
  • April 7, 2014: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Old Six Mile Bridge - pics and description of bridge
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Six Mile Creek Bridge
Posted September 10, 2014, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Great find!!

Six Mile Creek Bridge
Posted September 10, 2014, by Zachary S

Wow. Unless another is discovered abandoned in the woods somewhere, this would be the only bedstead truss in the entire state!

Six Mile Creek Bridge
Posted September 7, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's definitely a pinned Pratt bedstead James... Another piece of great detective work my friend! ;-)

Six Mile Creek Bridge
Posted September 7, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

according to the pics on the linked website, this bridge looks like a bedstead pony, but the pics are hard to make out. Help here?