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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
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 16, 1940.
 
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. Located
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
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at the Washington County Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To John A. Fox (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); Original Chinese Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenville Cypress Preserve (approx. half a mile away); "Little Italy" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holt Collier (approx. ¾ mile away); Gamwyn Park (approx. one mile away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
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 was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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