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Old Tallassee & Montgomery Tallapoosa River Bridge

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Old Tallassee and Montgomery Railway Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2011

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Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on former Tallassee and Montgomery RR
Location
Macon County, Alabama, and Elmore County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
Design
Two span Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.44955, -85.89767   (decimal degrees)
32°26'58" N, 85°53'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/603612/3590801 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 48277 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • March 1, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 26, 2011: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Tallassee and Montgomery Railway Bridge
Posted October 11, 2013, by Steven Causey (steven [dot] causey [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have passed this bridge for 43 years. It has been used as a right of passage(painting your name on it), a platform to jump off of for swimming, and several other things. I remember the track still being there, It went to the Mill in Tallassee, crossing yet another railway bridge that is now defunct. The mill was Mount vernon mills. Years ago, the track was removed, I supposed for scrap metal at the time. It is true there was a bridge there, which was damaged beyond repair after a flood that destroyed the whole area. I remember people in boats floating around the area where the aerospace (GKN)manufacturing plant is now. It has been there my entire life, and I will hate to see it go. The history told by my Geat Grandad should be archived, it is extremely interesting.

Old Tallassee and Montgomery Railway Bridge
Posted July 1, 2012, by Jacob Hinson (mahinson_usn [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There was a bridge in the space between the two bridges. It was torn down when the new bridge was completed back around 2005 or so.