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This is a list of all 5 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Mississippi. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1860 Port Gibson
Grindstone Ford, Port Gibson vicinity, Mississippi, USA (Bayou Pierre)
Bridgemeister ID:1659
References:PTS2
Status:Removed, circa 1920's
Notes
  • Partially burned by retreating Confederate troops May 2nd, 1863 during the Vicksburg Campaign of the Civil War. Union troops extinquished the fire and quickly repaired the bridge.
  • Demolished, circa 1920's. Descriptions for the Vicksburg Campaign imply there may have been another suspension bridge in the Port Gibson area.
1905 Byram
Byram, Mississippi, USA (Pearl River)
Bridgemeister ID:115
Structurae ID:0000954
O'Donnell ID:398
Coordinates:N 32.176683 W 90.243467
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:GBD
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic, early 1987 (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:200f
Side spans:2 x 80f
Notes
  • Closed to vehicular traffic, 1987. Vandalized, 2006. In December of 2006 after several reports of vandalism, George Britt writes: "I walked the bridge December 24, 2006. It is in rough shape but you can still walk on it if you are careful. Vandals have started fires on the bridge span damaging the planks. Some planks are missing. There is also considerable graffiti about."
  • Scheduled for restoration (repair of deck boards and grafitti), Fall, 2008.
Photo by Melonie Tebo Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1920 Old Hill Place
Fayette vicinity, Mississippi, USA (Coles Creek South Fork)
Bridgemeister ID:137
Structurae ID:0003570
O'Donnell ID:397
Coordinates:N 31.669433 W 91.180917
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:GBD
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Joseph Frank
1939 Swinging
Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi, USA (Bear Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:850
O'Donnell ID:401
Coordinates:N 34.605183 W 88.17955
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~190f
Notes
  • Likely built by the CCC. Has an interesting zig-zag pattern of suspenders. The suspenders are inclined and are continuous across the bridge, like a shoelace with one set of eyelets at deck level and the other set of eyelets along the main cables. I can't recall ever seeing another bridge like it.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Swinging
Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Bridgemeister ID:2199
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • I do not know the exact location of this bridge, but a photo in the December 6, 1937 edition of The Delta Weekly (Greenville, Mississippi) shows a short-span vehicular suspension bridge captioned, "Swinging Bridge - Panola County".

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