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Old Highway 78 Bridge

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BH Photo #294120

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Description 

Probably not a particularly notable bridge, but its abandonment, the abandonment of the rail line underneath, and the massive amount of kudzu covering the entire structure adds a sort of mystique.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over L&N Railroad (abandoned) on Old Highway 78 (Abandoned)
Location
Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned and covered in kudzu
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.69316, -86.98982   (decimal degrees)
33°41'35" N, 86°59'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/500943/3728135 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brookside
Inventory number
BH 62966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2014: New Street View added by Zachary S

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Comments 

Old Highway 78 Bridge
Posted February 22, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

love hwy 78 and bankhead hwy history

Old Highway 78 Bridge
Posted September 12, 2014, by Justin (Crocker)

Yeah the road was pulled up when they strip mined that area. What you need to be aware of is on the other side of that strip mined area is the other end of the road. It dead ends on an overgrown concrete bridge of roughly the same height and length. You have to drive on a closed portion of road to get there. Along the way you have to drive over another short concrete bridge over an active railroad. All of this is on a closed road.