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Emerald Mountain Toll Bridge


This modern concrete stringer bridge is notable at both a state and national level as one of a dropping number of privately-owned toll bridges in the United States - where a private operator maintains the bridge and approach roadways solely with toll dollars and donations without any tax revenue or state assistance. Additionally, the Emerald Mountain Toll Bridge is one of four such facilities within the state of Alabama - the others being the Foley Beach Express Bridge, the Tuscaloosa Western Bypass Bridge, and the Alabama River Toll Bridge.

All four Alabama toll bridges are privately maintained by American Roads, LLC. Despite being under private ownership, electronic toll collection is accepted, although the transponders used (FreedomPass) were created by American Roads and not by ALDOT and therefore only work in Alabama and are not interoperable with any other toll facility.


Concrete stringer bridge over Tallapoosa River on Dozier Road/Emerald Mountain Parkway
Emerald Mountain, Elmore County, Alabama, and Montgomery County, Alabama
Open to traffic
Built 1994
- American Roads, LLC
Concrete stringer
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 376.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.43315, -86.12468   (decimal degrees)
32°25'59" N, 86°07'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/582288/3588785 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
AL 16767 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 89421 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel


  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com