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LN - Choccolocco Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

Through truss on a section of abandoned railroad. Will gather more details soon.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Choccolocco Creek on L&N Railroad (abandoned)
Location
Talladega County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
History
Line abandoned early 1970s
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.57071, -85.93062   (decimal degrees)
33°34'15" N, 85°55'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/599251/3715071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Munford
Inventory number
BH 59077 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,743)
Alabama (972)
Louisville & Nashville Railroad (287)
Railroad (15,769)
Talladega County, Alabama (27)
Through truss (15,341)
Truss (33,234)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added railroad owners
  • December 27, 2013: Added by Zachary S

Sources 

Comments 

L&N RR - Choccolocco Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2020, by Sean Dean

This is an interesting bridge. Tried to get some rough measurements on it, with the approaches in tact this one would've been close to 1000 ft long in service. The main truss span seems to be somewhere between 150-170 ft in length, perspective is a pain for this one but if I had to pin a number on it I'd say 160 ft for the main truss, then 440 ft for the northern approach and about 380-390 ft for the lost southern approach. Southern approach appears to have been removed sometime between the mid 70s to early 80s