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Emerald Mountain Toll Bridge

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Tallapoosa River on Dozier Road/Emerald Mountain Parkway
Location
Emerald Mountain, Elmore County, Alabama, and Montgomery County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1994
Builder
- American Roads, LLC
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
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

Sources 

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