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Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Bridge, Spans Black Warrior River between Northport & Tusc, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL



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Location
Spans Black Warrior River between Northport & Tusc, Tuscaloosa, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-12
Significance: This structure represents the railroads in the District and the vital part they played in opening up mining areas, moving raw materials to processing plants and finished goods to markets. / This curved wooden trestle bridge with steel center span stretches across the Warrior River between Tuscaloosa and Northport, serving as the western boundary of the commercial portion of the Northport National Register Historic District. After crossing the Warrior River on a series of concrete reinforced sandstone piers, the trestle bridge -- a two deck truss with a through truss -- passes through a city park and just west of the site of Alabama's second Capitol, now Capitol Park, headed to the M. & O. Shop and Yard, and points beyond.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW, EXTERIOR VIEW WITH APPROACH TRESTLE, TUSCALOOSA SIDE.
2. EXTERIOR VIEW WITH APPROACH TRESTLE, TUSCALOOSA SIDE.
3. EXTERIOR VIEW WITH APPROACH TRESTLE, TUSCALOOSA SIDE.
4. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, WITH CENTER SPAN EXTENDING ACROSS WARRIOR RIVER.
5. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, WITH CENTER SPAN EXTENDING ACROSS WARRIOR RIVER.
6. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, WITH CENTER SPAN EXTENDING ACROSS WARRIOR RIVER.
7. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, WITH CENTER SPAN EXTENDING ACROSS WARRIOR RIVER AND COAL BARGES (LEFT).
8. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING TOWARDS TUSCALOOSA, WITH APPROACH, CONCRETE PIERS AND CENTER SPAN.
9. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING TOWARDS TUSCALOOSA, WITH CONCRETE PIERS AND CENTER SPAN.
10. EXTERIOR VIEW WITH CURVED APPROACH TRESTLE ON NORTHPORT SIDE.
11. EXTERIOR VIEW WITH APPROACH TRESTLE ON NORTHPORT SIDE.
12. EXTERIOR VIEW WITH APPROACH TRESTLE ON NORTHPORT SIDE.
13. EXTERIOR VIEW WITH APPROACH TRESTLE ON NORTHPORT SIDE.
14. EXTERIOR VIEW, APPROACH SPAN, NORTHPORT.
15. EXTERIOR VIEW, APPROACH TRESTLE AND BRIDGE, NORTHPORT.
16. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, WARRIOR RIVER, OLIVER LOCK IN RIGHT BACKGROUND, GULF MOBILE & OHIO BRIDGE IN MIDDLE GROUND, LURLEEN WALLACE BRIDGE IN FRONT OF GULF MOBILE & OHIO.
17. GULF MOBILE & OHIO WOOD TRESTLE BRIDGE LINKING TUSCALOOSA AND NORTHPORT ACROSS THE WARRIOR RIVER.
18. VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS NORTHPORT, GULF MOBILE & OHIO RAILROAD BRIDGE LINKS TUSCALOOSA AND NORTHPORT.


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