Chattahoochee River Crossing

Chattahoochee River Crossing (HM1D2W)

Location: Shorterville, AL 36373 Henry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 36.254', W 85° 3.561'

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First settler crossings were made here prior to 1817 on a log ferry operated by Robert Irwin. First bridge built by Prescott and Bemis and destroyed by flood of 1855. Second wooden covered bridge was completed in 1869 by ex-slave Horace King. Third was the Henry-Clay cantilever bridge opened in 1925. Fourth is the present McKemie Bridge opened in 1973. This river was the number one highway for local prehistorical man long before Christ.
HM NumberHM1D2W
Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Henry County Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 684103 N 3498203
Decimal Degrees31.60423333, -85.05935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.254', W 85° 3.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 15.24" N, 85° 3' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40990 Hartford Rd, Shorterville AL 36373, US
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