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Mossy Lake Bridge


Mossy Lake

Photo taken by Paul Clarke in December 2015


BH Photo #344526


Span of Mossy Lake Bridge

Brian R. Warren

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A 970 foot long wooden bridge with no rails!


Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Mossy Lake on CR 273
Leflore County, Mississippi
Stringer with wooden deck
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 970.2 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.35162, -90.39668   (decimal degrees)
33°21'06" N, 90°23'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/742255/3693295 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 66150 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2021: New video from Brian R. Warren
  • June 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "No guardrails"
  • June 21, 2018: Updated by Jimmy: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "No rails"
  • December 28, 2015: New photos from Paul Clarke
  • February 21, 2015: Added by James Baughn



Mossy Lake Bridge
Posted August 2, 2021, by Brian R. Warren (sanitarian1281[at]yahoo[dot]com)

I visited the eastern side of the bridge last weekend. There is no road on either side, of course, which you can clearly see from the aerial photography on Bing or Google. My perusal of the imagery suggests that there is no way to see the western approach from land. The county road that this ostensibly carries across Mossy Lake is completely overgrown. I attempted to traverse the bridge on foot, but the deck is in very poor condition close to the eastern approach, and I'm only a fair swimmer. I was nonetheless pleased to see what remained of the bridge seven years after the last photos were taken at the site.

Mossy Lake Bridge
Posted June 22, 2018, by Jimmy

For those who don't know what we are talking about:


Mossy Lake Bridge
Posted June 22, 2018, by Jimmy

Indeed, Kenny. In fact, I think I'd feel safer crossing the Vitim River Bridge (Kuandinsky Bridge) than this one.

Mossy Lake Bridge
Posted June 21, 2018, by Kenny Fairhurst (dwf0403 [at] gmail [dot] com)

America's Kuandinsky Bridge is a better name for it.