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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 

  • March 18, 2023: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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
  • Geoff Hubbs


Hillman Bridge
Posted December 27, 2022, by Valerie (schweersvalerie [at] hotmail [dot] com)


Hope someone sees this and help us out. We have been looking at a old road trip from 1979-1980 to Florida We crossed a bridge over the Suwannee River and we thought it had musical notes on the railing. We can't remember the route we took but know we were in the Madison Live Oak area for gas I know not much help. The Hillman Bridge looks similar to what we can remember but so does the graffiti bridge Thank you and look forward to any help

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.