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Valley Creek Bridge

Photos 

Abandoned Valley Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2011

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BH Photo #197493

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Valley Creek on abandoned section of Cahaba Road in Selma
Location
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.41637, -87.03889   (decimal degrees)
32°24'59" N, 87°02'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/496343/3586589 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Selma
Inventory number
BH 48627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,945)
Alabama (1,014)
Dallas County, Alabama (15)
Owned by city (6,119)
Pratt through truss (6,145)
Pratt truss (10,427)
Selma, Alabama (4)
Through truss (17,339)
Truss (36,113)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 15, 2011: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Valley Creek Bridge
Posted November 16, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to this article, there are plans to refurbish this bridge.

https://www.alabamanews.net/2021/11/15/old-bridge-rediscover...

Valley Creek Bridge
Posted October 29, 2021, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

John, thank you. I appreciate the assistance.

Valley Creek Bridge
Posted October 29, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Melissa,

I would guess probably 1920s or 1930s judging by the riveted connections and concrete railings. I assume this one replaced an 1880s bridge.

Valley Creek Bridge
Posted October 29, 2021, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Any idea on age of this bridge ? I've found mention of it as far back as 1880s. Wondering what direction to go in...

Valley Creek Bridge
Posted October 29, 2021, by Melanie

10/29/21

Valley Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2015, by Robert (robertday645 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If i remember correctly it was around 1970 to 1974

Valley Creek Bridge
Posted October 4, 2012, by AD (ant_1_1999 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Do you know what year this bridge was abandoned? I am from Selma. Thanks