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Captain John Snodgrass Bridge

Captain John Snodgrass Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 24, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
AL-117 Over Tennessee River
Location
Rural: Jackson County, Alabama: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam,
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1958 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
500 Feet (152.4 Meters)
Structure Length
1,401 Feet (427 Meters)
Roadway Width
25.6 Feet (7.8 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 5 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
6378

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge features a continuous through truss that assumes as deck truss configuration at the ends, a design used several times in Alabama. This particular bridge is noted for its lack of alteration. The Kansas City Bridge Company of Kansas City, Missouri reportedly built the piers and approaches for the bridge. The main continuous truss was built by the American Bridge Company.

John Snodgrass was a Jackson County resident who became Captain of Company B, 2nd Confederate Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

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