This is the Homochitto river bridge on highway 98 in southwest Mississippi and its structure is what is called “through truss”. The bridge is 691.7 ft long and 25.9 ft wide. It was built in 1951 and is a well known landmark to local residents and a vital piece of the local infrastructure. Without this bridge, local residents would be forced to travel miles out of the way to cross the Homochitto.
Homochitto is a choctaw word meaning “Big Red River” and the river runs thru 192,000 acres of the Homochitto National Forest before emptying into the Mississippi River between Natchez, MS and Woodville, MS.