1 vote

Crazy Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #218304


Street View 


2004 NBI notes that it would be posted or closed except for temporary shoring.


Steel stringer bridge over Locust Fork Warrior river on an old alignment of US 231
Blount County, Alabama
Closed and fenced off to the public
Built 1939, bypassed 2007
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 414.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.02367, -86.57336   (decimal degrees)
34°01'25" N, 86°34'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/539388/3764861 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
AL 2023 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 49881 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Alabama (971)
Beam (15,716)
Blount County, Alabama (29)
Built 1939 (771)
Built during 1930s (11,749)
Closed (2,665)
Continuous (2,483)
Have street view (26,947)
Owned by state (15,986)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,073)
Steel stringer (6,222)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,229)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2011: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Crazy Bridge
Posted February 24, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

i hate kudzu lol

Crazy Bridge
Posted March 8, 2014, by Globetrotter

I've been over both bridges at 70MPH; the old bridge was a lot more fun! Supposedly it was used for bungee jumping, but since the new bridge is higher, it would be better for that.

Crazy Bridge
Posted October 23, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was wondering about that myself K.A.

Thought perhaps there was an old asylum located nearby or something...

Crazy Bridge
Posted October 23, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge is called "Crazy Bridge" by locals because it gives the illusion that it is sagging in the middle and seems "crazy" for one to cross when in reality the bridge is not sagging out of lack of proper foundations but is built to fit the contour of the hills that it located between.

Crazy Bridge
Posted October 22, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

What exactly is "crazy" about this bridge? Is it a nickname or is it crazy that it is fenced off to the public and perhaps privately owned? I have seen lots of the latter. It is not that uncommon.