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Ross Bridge

Photos 

Image

Photo taken by James F. Gentner

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BH Photo #351838

Map 

Description 

Not entirely sure what this is, might be the actual location of a bridge listed in the 1992 NBI whose location was way off. Found it on Google Earth.

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on Abandoned/rural road
Location
Cleburne County, Alabama
Status
Looks to be long abandoned but still in place
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.60598, -85.58888   (decimal degrees)
33°36'22" N, 85°35'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/630917/3719361 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ross Mountain
Inventory number
BH 58937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added common name per Google Earth
  • April 18, 2016: New photos from James F. Gentner
  • December 6, 2013: Added by Zachary S

Sources 

  • Zachary S
  • James F. Gentner - jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

County Road 124 Tallapoosa River Bridge
Posted August 30, 2017, by Mark (marktruett [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The east end of this bridge was down in the 70's, not sure when it fell.

Tallapoosa River Bridge
Posted December 6, 2013, by Zachary S

I KEEP FINDING THESE THINGS!!! It looks like there are more truss bridges per mile on the Tallapoosa River than anywhere else in the state. I'm not entirely sure if this is a bridge, a fishing pier with decorative truss panels, or what, but it looks like it's on a section of long-abandoned rural road (and apparently abandoned well before the mid 1990s) so I'm going to guess it's an abandoned pony truss bridge. Or, is it a bridge already listed here that's way off on listed coordinates? What do you think?