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Old Route over Biloxi Bay North of US 90
Between Harrison and Jackson Counties, Mississippi

Location: N 30-24-39.5 W 88-50-28.6

This bridge was the primary connection over Biloxi Bay before US 90 was built parallel to it on the south side in 1961. When it was no longer needed for transport between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, MS, it was converted to recreational use and served as a fishing wharf. It was originally built for two traffic lanes (probably in the 1930’s) and has a curb to curb width of 20 feet.

This bridge collapsed in a fashion similar to the newer US 90 bridge, with spans nearest the shore shifting laterally to the North and ones farther away from shore falling completely into the water.

 

Collapsed bridge spans viewed from the east approach (near Ocean Springs). Route 90 is visible on the left.

Photo: J. O'Connor (for MCEER)

Photo of Concrane Africatown Bridge

These toppled spans are at the west end of the bridge (near Biloxi). The view is facing northeast.

Photo: J. O'Connor (for MCEER)

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