Rating:
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Captain John Snodgrass Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Adorno

BH Photo #100016

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Continuous cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Tennessee River on AL 117 near Stevenson
Location
Jackson County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
2 year bridge project, finished in 1958
Design
Continuous cantilevered Warren through and deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 500.0 ft.
Total length: 1,401.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.83399, -85.80159   (decimal degrees)
34°50'02" N, 85°48'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/609579/3855287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stevenson
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
3,440
Inventory numbers
AL 6378 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2013: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • March 1, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 8, 2006: Posted photos from James Adorno

Sources 

Comments 

Captain John Snodgrass Bridge
Posted February 28, 2021, by Don Morrison

apparently, 60 feet above normal pool at the piers, 64 feet max.

https://activecaptain.garmin.com/en-ZA/pois/20004

This question comes up occasionally. It would be good information to add here to bridges on navigable streams.

Perhaps someone with bridge and boating interests might get an editor's account and take on the task of researching to provide vertical clearance info.

Captain John Snodgrass Bridge
Posted February 28, 2021, by Michael Kell (mrkell2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Came to site to learn how high the lowest steel is above the river at normal pool. Lots of data but worthless for river navigation.

John Snodgrass Bridge
Posted August 21, 2014, by John Snodgrass (john [at] benefitdesign [dot] us)

I was wondering who this John Snodgrass is/was..... just since we share the same name and all.....

John Snodgrass Bridge
Posted June 16, 2010, by ROBERT REED HUTCHINGS (DIRTRIDER444444 [at] AOL [dot] COM)

I THINK YOUR DATE OF 1958 IS TO LATE.

IT MAY HAVE BEEN OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN EARLY 1958.

MY FATHER, ATWILL REED HUTCHINGS WAS THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR KANSAS CITY BRIDGE CO. ON THIS PROJECT.

KANSAS CITY BRIDGE CO. BUILT THE PIERS AND APPROCHES.

I TURNED 14 YRS OLD IN SEPT 1956 WHILE THESE WERE BEING BUILT.

WE MOVED IN 1957 TO PANAMA CITY, FLA. TO BUILD THE BRIDGE ACCROSS PANAMA CITY BAY.

THANKS, ROBERT REED HUTCHINGS