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Means Road Bridge

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Deck truss bridge over Black Creek on Means Road
Etowah County, Alabama
Closed to all traffic
Built 1928
Deck truss
Span length: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.09709, -85.96500   (decimal degrees)
34°05'50" N, 85°57'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/595472/3773404 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gadsden East
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
AL 563 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10118 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2007)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19 (out of 100)
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Alabama (1,012)
Built 1928 (1,221)
Built during 1920s (10,256)
Closed (2,757)
Deck truss (1,923)
Etowah County, Alabama (28)
Have street view (28,880)
One-lane traffic (7,832)
Owned by county (21,600)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,415)
Structurally deficient (12,895)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,563)
Truss (35,376)
Wooden deck (6,160)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 26, 2013: Updated by J.P.: updated location


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Means Road Bridge
Posted July 25, 2016, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think this bridge may still be there, looking at the street view it looks like there is something hiding in the weeds.

Means Road Bridge
Posted April 18, 2014, by Zachary S

Per ATRIP, strong possibility this one will be demolished and replaced with a modern bridge, too. Better see 'em before they're gone.

I'm starting to believe that ATRIP really stands for 'Alabama Trusses: Rest In Peace'