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LN - Tumlin High Bridge

Map 

Description 

Opened as a part of the L&N's Alabama Mineral Loop around 1905. The part of the line that this bridge, as well as the Tumlin Gap Tunnel further down the line, lay on, would be sold to the Cheney Railroad Company in 1984. The CHNY struggled for revenue, and ultimately gave up the ghost in 1996. The line was subsequently scrapped. Apparently the line was in really solid shape, including this bridge, and it should still be holding strong.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Locust Fork on L&N RR
Location
Etowah County, Alabama
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.01719, -86.28235   (decimal degrees)
34°01'02" N, 86°16'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/566260/3764294 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2020: Updated by Sean Dean: Updated duplicate of the Tumlin Gap tunnel (my fault) to cover nearby and as of yet unmarked bridge

Sources 

  • Sean Dean