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Eufaula Railroad Bridge

Eufaula Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: February 24, 2010

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Key Facts

Eufaula: Barbour County, Alabama and Quitman County, Georgia: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1962 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
2 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge features two main through truss spans that feature partially subdivided Warren truss configuration that has the tendency to trick casual viewers into thinking the bridge is a Baltimore truss. The truss configuration appears to be uncommon nationwide. The truss spans are largely composed of rolled beams, with the top chord and end post being built up (back-to-back channels with cover plate and lattice). The two truss spans are flanked on each side by two deck plate girder approach spans.

This bridge is located in a region where there are literally no historic bridges, or very close to it. Old bridges in the area have either been demolished or never existed. Any that remain have no heritage value. As such, this bridge, which does have heritage value, stands out as a very significant bridge locally.

HistoricBridges.org currently has only a couple photos of this bridge. Feel free to send us any additional full-size digital camera photos you are willing to share.

Russell Wells contacted HistoricBridges.org and provided the following additional information about this and the history of area highway bridges:

Below is an old photo of the original crossing for US 82 that once ran parallel to this span. It's from about 1961, from when Lake George was being built, and it was just the Chattahoochee River. The photo shows construction of the four-lane causeway that would be built over the lake, thus necessitating the original truss bridge's removal. In Eufaula, Alabama there is a dead-end street called Beams Drive. This is where US 82 once ran.

You can see that the railroad bridge itself was originally the Chattahoochee alignment, and they kept the elevated part of the railroad and made it into a causeway without disturbing its path.


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