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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge

 
 
Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge Marker
Inscription. This relic is all that remains of Mississippi's River Bridge that was dedicated to B.G. Humphreys, completed June 16, 1940, and opened to traffic September 17, 1940. A two lane thru-truss design bridge, at the time of its completion its main span length of 840 feet was the longest highway bridge crossing the Mississippi River. The bridge replaced obsolete river ferryboats and in doing so, linked the City of Greenville to all points east and west. It was celebrated as the final link in the shortest all paved-all weather route from New York to Los Angeles. The total construction cost in 1940, was 4.5 million dollars and its demolition in 2011, cost 20 million dollars. The modern 4-lane bridge was opened in 2010 at the cost of 260 million dollars
 
Location. 33° 23.041′ N, 91° 4.022′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 82 and Reed Road. Click for map. Located at the Washington County Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. one mile away); Greenville Trolley System
Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Greenville's Writers (approx. 1.8 miles away); First National Bank Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Where Main Street Meets the River (approx. 1.9 miles away); NRP Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); David "Honey Boy" Edwards (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge. (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the new bridge. (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge image. Click for full size.
By John Weeks
3. Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge
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Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge
Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
5. Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge
The new Greenville Mississippi Bridge image. Click for full size.
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6. The new Greenville Mississippi Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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