Meridian & Bigbee Railroad Bridge -- Alabama River at Selma AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 24.223 W 087° 00.675
16S E 498941 N 3585185
Quick Description: A two-section Parker Through-Truss swing bridge over the Alabama River at Selma AL on the Meridian & Bigbee Railroad Bridge, now owned by the CSX Railroad
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2017 4:31:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMWG6R
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Long Description:
This swing bridge was built to cross the Alabama River at Selma AL. The Meridian & Bigbee Railroad built the bridge, but after railroad industry consolidation over the years the bridge is now owned by the CSX railroad.

Blazterz best guess about the date of construction for this bridge is before 1910, since we found a 1910 postcard online showing the bridge swung open.

The bridge is made up of two Parker through-truss sections of slightly different sizes. The longer of the two sections is paced on the moving section of the bridge that hosts the bridgetender's control house in the center.

From (visit link)

"MBNR - Alabama River Bridge (Selma)
Dallas County, Alabama

Parker through truss bridge over Alabama River on Meridian & Bigbee Railroad

Selma, Dallas County, Alabama

Open to traffic

- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
- Meridian & Bigbee Railroad (MNBR)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
- Western Railway of Alabama (WA)

Parker through truss swing bridge"

Here's a YouTube video of the bridge interspersed with still pictures of the bridge opened for boat traffic: (visit link)
Parking Coordinates:: N 32° 24.411 W 087° 01.016

Date Built: 1/1/1910


Length of Span: Not listed

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