The M & O Railroad Trestle

The M & O Railroad Trestle (HMJAU)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 12.637', W 87° 34.477'

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This wooden and steel truss bridge was constructed for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1898 by civil engineer Benjamin Hardaway, and 1887 graduate of The University of Alabama and former Tuscaloosa City Engineer. Originally 135-feet high with a 110-foot clearance, it was once considered by many to be the country's longest trestle at 3600 feet. This bridge, along with Old Locks One, Two and Three, greatly improved transportation in West Alabama and heralded an era of economic development in the early 20th century. In later years the M & O Railroad became successively the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio; the Illinois Central Gulf; and the Kansas City Southern.
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HM NumberHMJAU
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 446449 N 3674783
Decimal Degrees33.21061667, -87.57461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.637', W 87° 34.477'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 38.22" N, 87° 34' 28.62" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2862-3000 Jack Warner Pkwy NE, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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