Photo, Print, Drawing Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS
About this Item
- Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Engineering Record, creator
- Army Corps of Engineers
- Mississippi State Highway Department
- Alabama State Highway Department
- Jamison, Robert
- Booth, Lewis Dent
- Gordon, Robert
- Williams, A M
- Anderson, John H
- Beall, M E
- Stands & Maselle
- Anthony, George
- Nashville Bridge Company
- Virginia Bridge and Iron Company
- Wrought Iron Bridge Company
- Eggleston, B B
- Southern Bridge Company
- Alabama Bridge Corporation
- Southern Railroad
- Champion Bridge Company
- St Louis & San Francisco Railroad
- McNairy, Claflin & Co. Cleveland Bridge Works
- WC Howton Company
- Georgia Pacific
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company
- JW Snowden Construction Company
- Clement, Dan, transmitter
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1968
- Subject Headings
- - bridges
- - metal truss bridges
- - Pratt trusses
- - Warren trusses
- - Baltimore trusses
- - railroad bridges
- - transportation
- - Mississippi -- Lowndes County -- Columbus
- - Mississippi -- Lowndes -- Tombigbee Valley Vicinity
- - Significance: The Mississippi River and the fifteen road and six railroad bridges that cross it are part of a regional transportation net the developed between 1800 and World War II. The story of bridges in the Upper Tombigbee river valley is part of the story of the changing relationships between the river, the railroads, and the highways in NE Mississippi. The first settlers of European stock reached the area when Robert Fulton and others were perfecting the steamboat. During the 19th century, the river was variously and simultaneously the principal avenue of transportation and its chief obstacle. The ante-bellum riverboats carried the bulk of commerce; landings spotted the riverbank, and some became villages only because bad roads and river crossings made the towns inconvenient. The railroads were first conceived of as feeders to the river; in the end they entirely supplanted it. The highway bridges linked the towns with their hinterlands and made the railheads as convenient as the riverbanks. By the time Henry Ford had sent the automobile swarming across the continent, the Tombigbee was irrelevant as thoroughfare or obstacle.
- - Survey number: HAER MS-11
- Photo(s): 75
- Data Page(s): 127
- Photo Caption Page(s): 14
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HAER MISS,44-COLUM.V,3
- Source Collection
- Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 75 | Data Page(s): 127 | Photo Caption Page(s): 14
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
ContributorsAlabama Bridge Corporation
Alabama State Highway Department
Anderson, John H
Army Corps of Engineers
Beall, M E
Booth, Lewis Dent
Champion Bridge Company
Eggleston, B B
Historic American Engineering Record
Jw Snowden Construction Company
McNairy, Claflin & Co. Cleveland Bridge Works
Mississippi State Highway Department
Nashville Bridge Company
Southern Bridge Company
St Louis & San Francisco Railroad
Stands & Maselle
Virginia Bridge and Iron Company
Wc Howton Company
Williams, a M
Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company
Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Tombigbee Valley Vicinity
Metal Truss Bridges
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Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Army Corps Of Engineers, Mississippi State Highway Department, Alabama State Highway Department, Robert Jamison, Lewis Dent Booth, Robert Gordon, et al. Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS. Columbus Lowndes Lowndes County Mississippi Tombigbee Valley Vicinity, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ms0224/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, C., Army Corps Of Engineers, Mississippi State Highway Department, Alabama State Highway Department, Jamison, R., Booth, L. D. [...] Jw Snowden Construction Company. (1968) Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS. Columbus Lowndes Lowndes County Mississippi Tombigbee Valley Vicinity, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ms0224/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al. Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ms0224/>.