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Fitzpatrick Bridge

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Fitzpatrick Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011

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BH Photo #194373

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Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on Al 14 in Tallassee
Location
Tallassee, Elmore County, Alabama, and Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940
Design
Warren deck truss
Horizontal curve 2 1/2 degrees
Declining grade from west to east (the east end is thirty feet lower than the west end)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 299.9 ft.
Total length: 1,737.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Tallapoosa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.53384, -85.88824   (decimal degrees)
32°32'02" N, 85°53'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/604401/3600155 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tallassee
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
12,810
Inventory numbers
AL 2550 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 47924 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 2, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Fitzpatrick Bridge
Posted July 28, 2015, by Elebia "Jo" Cantrel Bell (eecbell [at] yahoo [dot] com)

When I see pictures of the "Bridge" it is like going back home. I was born and raised in East Tallassee and have walked across that bridge more times than seems possible. When my son was small, we would go home (from Texas) and the first thing he and his Granddaddy would do was go for a walk on the "Tallapoosa River Bridge"...he is 38 years old and that Bridge holds a special place in his memories of his Granddaddy. "Thanks For The Memories"

Fitzpatrick Bridge
Posted January 25, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I found a website that claims this bridge was "At one time the world’s longest curved truss bridge."

http://www.villageprofile.com/alabama/tallassee/main.html