Jubilee Parkway and Natchez Trace Parkway, Alabama
|Total length||12,100 meters|
|Main span||? meter|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||63,000 mvt/day|
According to Ablogtophone, the Jubilee Parkway is a bridge in the United States, located near Mobile, Alabama. The bridge spans the Mobile Bay and is over 12 kilometers long.
The Jubilee Parkway consists of two parallel girder bridges of approximately 12,100 meters. The bridges are approximately 38 meters apart, each with two lanes of traffic and an emergency lane. The bridge spans a series of gullies in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta east of the city of Mobile, as well as wetlands. Halfway through the bridge is a connection with the Battleship Parkway ( US 90 ), which runs on dams. On the Mobile side, the bridge connects to the George Wallace Tunnel under the Mobile River. Partly because of this, the Jubilee Parkway does not have a distinctive main span. On the east side of the bridge is the town of Spanish Fort. The bridge is toll-free. Interstate 10 in Alabama runs across the bridge.
In 1926, the Battleship Parkway through Mobile Bay was constructed, consisting of levees, dams, and short bridges. US 90 runs across this in Alabama, which was later widened to 2×2 lanes. The Jubilee Parkway was later constructed for express traffic and opened in 1978.
There are wishes to widen the bridge to 2×4 lanes, in conjunction with the construction of the Mobile River Bridge. This requires an extra span with 4 lanes, or a total replacement. This could only be financed with tolls, but on August 28, 2019, this project was removed from the transport planning of the region due to the controversial toll.
Every day, 63,000 vehicles travel on the Jubilee Parkway.
Natchez Trace Parkway
Map of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a parkway and tourist highway in the United States. The 715 km road runs through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, from Natchez to Nashville. It is a two-lane road that does not open up any places and offers limited access to other roads. Truck traffic is not allowed on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
The Natchez Trace Parkway.
The Natchez Trace Parkway begins in Natchez, Mississippi, located on the Mississippi River. The road continues northeast through wooded land, some distance parallel to US 61 in Mississippi. The road runs along the northwest side of the town of Jackson, passing part of a suburban area, but does not provide access to residential or industrial estates. The connections with Interstate 20 and Interstate 55 are specially designed. In fact, one doesn’t notice the fact that the road runs right past a larger city like Jackson.
The road then runs from Jackson to Tupelo, gradually increasing distance from I-55 and US 51. The road here also runs through mostly wooded area, which is quite flat. Connections with major roads are grade separated. Closer to Tupelo, the landscape is more open, with meadows. The road runs through the west of Tupelo, but no residential areas are accessed. One crosses Interstate 22. After Tupelo, the road continues northeast, through a slightly more hilly area with an alternation of forests and meadows.
The road traverses extreme northwest Alabama. The road crosses the Tennessee River via a long bridge. There are no towns on the Alabama route, nor are there any alternate routes parallel to the Natchez Trace Parkway.
The road then proceeds northeast to Nashville in Tennessee. This area is predominantly forested and hilly, making it the most scenic part of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The road has few connections with other roads, so traffic is limited. This section of the route has many flyovers, the largest piece of art being a large arch bridge over State Route 96. The road ends on the outskirts of Nashville at State Route 100.
I-55 at Ridgeland, just north of Jackson, off the Natchez Trail Parkway.
The road follows the historic Natchez Trace, a footpath used for centuries by Native Americans and later by European migrants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The famous explorer Meriwether Lewis (of the Lewis & Clark Expeditions) was found dead on the Natchez Trace in 1809.
In the 1930s, it was decided to build a federally funded tourist road over the historic Natchez Trace. The parkway was officially established by President Roosevelt in 1938. Construction of the road began in 1939, under the supervision of the National Park Service. The Natchez Trace Parkway was mostly completed in the next 30 years, but for a long time the Jackson, Mississippi bypass was missing. It opened to traffic on May 21, 2005.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge in Tennessee opened to traffic on March 22, 1994.
The Natchez Trace Parkway runs entirely in a natural environment, without residential areas, business parks or billboards. The Natchez Trace Parkway is connected to the Natchez Trace Parkway at 50 points along the entire route, which is often grade separated. The speed limit is 50 mph. The parkway is toll-free. There are no gas stations directly along the parkway, one must visit one of the villages or towns in the area for facilities and services.
General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge
|General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge|
|Spans||Mobile-Tensaw River delta|
|Total length||9,984 meters|
|Main span||244 meters|
|Bridge deck height||38 meters|
|Traffic intensity||10,000 mvt/day|
The General World Championship Wilson Jr. Bridge is a bridge in the United States, located in the state of Alabama. The bridge spans the Mobile River and Tensaw River deltas north of the city of Mobile. The bridge is almost 10 kilometers long.
The General World Championship Wilson Jr. Bridge are actually two parallel 10-kilometer bridge connections over the Mobile River and the Tensaw River. The main span of the bridge is a 244-meter-long arch bridge spanning the Mobile River. This has a considerable clearance height of 38 meters and is the westernmost part of the bridge. From the bridge you have a good view over the otherwise flat jungle. A lower section then follows, followed by a second higher span across the Tensaw River/Middle River. The two parallel bridges are approximately 40 meters apart, with 2 lanes and an emergency lane in each direction. The bridges are toll-free.
The bridge is the last section of Interstate 65 in Alabama to be built. The bridges were built between 1978 and 1981 and opened to traffic on October 2, 1981.
About 10,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day, which makes it not very busy, especially given the fact that the city of Mobile is just far away.