Drawbridge Reflected, circa 1970

Drawbridge Reflected.jpg

Title

Drawbridge Reflected, circa 1970

Subject

Drawbridges
Black Warrior River (Ala.)

Description

The drawbridge connecting Tuscaloosa and Northport is reflected in the Black Warrior River. The Mobile & Ohio Railroad Bridge is in the background.

The drawbridge that connected Northport and Tuscaloosa was built in 1922 at a cost of about $200,000 and was the sixth bridge built over the Black Warrior River at Tuscaloosa. S.P. "Bill" Faucett, of Northport, was the first motorist to cross the new structure.

The draw span lifted for boat passage, but often, according to an article from The Tuscaloosa News on June 6, 1993, its supposedly delicately balanced weights often jammed and kept motorists waiting until workmen could realign the draw. The drawbridge was replaced by the Hugh Thomas Bridge in 1972 and it was demolished shortly thereafter.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

Circa 1970

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

253

Coverage

Black Warrior River (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 inches x 10 inches

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