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Hillman Bridge


Old US Hwy 90 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011


BH Photo #194234


Street Views 


Abandoned truss bridge over Suwannee River on Old US-90 (Abandoned Alignment)
Madison County, Florida, and Suwannee County, Florida
Abandoned ca. 1986
Built 1925-26 by the R.H.H. Blackwell Co.; bypassed by new bridge in 1986
- R.H.H. Blackwell Co. of Kingsport, Tennessee
Three span Pratt through truss with riveted connections and numerous concrete approach spans.
Also called
Old Ellaville Bridge
Old US-90 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.38463, -83.17459   (decimal degrees)
30°23'05" N, 83°10'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/291054/3363413 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 44221 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 25, 2011: New photos from C Hanchey
  • January 4, 2011: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt
  • January 3, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Date of Abandonment
  • February 22, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth


  • Nathan Holth
  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Hillman Bridge
Posted March 28, 2013, by WILLIAM BLACKWELL (wblackwell3 [at] cfl [dot] rr [dot] com)

I goofed on the last post and didn't get the pictures sent correctly. Here they are circa 1925'


Hillman Bridge
Posted March 26, 2013, by WILLIAM BLACKWELL (wblackwell3 [at] cfl [dot] rr [dot] com)

I'm in the process of digitizing all my fathers old negatives and just finished all the ones from Ellaville when he built the bridge there in 1925 or so. Here are a few to show you how it looked being built.

Hillman Bridge
Posted February 2, 2012, by peter blackwell (captnpete50 [at] gmail [dot] com)

An old photo my grand mother,first ant & uncle taken during the building of this bridge. She was born Aug 21 1900 and her nick name was Pete !

Old Ellaville Bridge
Posted January 3, 2011, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The new bridge at this location was built in 1986 so logic would dictate the old bridge being abandoned around that same time, considering the old road goes nowhere.