2 votes

Old Jasper Highway River Bridge


Photo taken by Justin Crocker in March 2010


BH Photo #168538

Street Views 


Parker through truss bridge over Locust Fork Little Warrior River on Old Jasper Highway
Sayre, Jefferson County, Alabama
Abandoned with deck removed
Built 1917; Bypassed by new bridge in 1972
- Southern Bridge Co. of Birmingham, Alabama
10-panel, riveted Parker through truss
Also called
Sayre Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.71001, -86.98313   (decimal degrees)
33°42'36" N, 86°58'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/501563/3730003 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2014: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • July 6, 2011: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • July 6, 2011: Added by James McCray
  • July 5, 2010: New photo from Justin Crocker
  • June 26, 2010: New Street View added by Justin Crocker
  • June 18, 2010: Added by Justin Crocker


  • Justin Crocker
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Good Roads Volume 14 - Book


Old Jasper Highway River Bridge
Posted February 13, 2020, by Zachary S

Not convinced this one will survive the massive river flooding we've been having since December; might well lose a few across north AL before this is all over.

Old Jasper Highway River Bridge
Posted February 10, 2020, by Pick England (Pick136 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Picture taken February 7th, 2020.

Old Jasper Highway River Bridge
Posted December 28, 2015, by Justin Crocker (cro7927 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Picture taken 12/26/15 during all the flooding.

Old Jasper Highway River Bridge
Posted February 2, 2015, by Zachary S

Probably cut out and sold for scrap late at night by some random stupid hick. It's something that befalls a lot of steel bridges around here... I've seen railings and even crucial support beams cut out and stolen for scrap.

Old Jasper Highway River Bridge
Posted February 1, 2015, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com )

Missing some pieces.

Old Jasper Highway River Bridge
Posted April 2, 2014, by Zachary S

WOW. I love the new photos, really shows just how truly abandoned the bridge really is, heh.

Old Jasper Hwy River Bridge
Posted May 31, 2013, by Zachary S

Still there per Google Earth late 2012, apparently sans deck. Not in great shape, obviously. For logistical notes, this bridge is entirely in Jefferson County.

Old US 78 Bridge
Posted July 6, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anyone knowing anything about this bridge please comment.