Alabama Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Alabama bridges: 863
  • Bridges with photos: 411 (47.6%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 384 (44.5%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 860 (99.7%)

  • Total photos: 6,367

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 681 (78.9% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 338 (49.6% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 358 (52.6% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 680 (99.9% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 170 (19.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 68 (40.0% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 168 (98.8% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Cripple Deer Creek Covered Bridge 01-17-02x (Colbert County, built 1820, lost)
  2. Godwin-King Covered Bridge 01-63-02x (Tuscaloosa County, built 1834, destroyed by fire)
  3. Eufala Covered Bridge (Barbour County, built 1839, lost)
  4. Wetumpka Covered Bridge (Elmore County, built 1844, destroyed by flood)
  5. Coldwater Covered Bridge 01-08-01 (Calhoun County, built 1850, open to pedestrians)
  6. Bridgeport Railroad Bridge (Jackson County, built 1851, destroyed by fire)
  7. Waldo Covered Bridge 01-61-02 (Talladega County, built 1858, closed to all traffic)
  8. Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge 01-60-01 (Sumter County, built 1861, open to pedestrians)
  9. Kymulga Covered Bridge 01-61-01 (Talladega County, built 1861, open to pedestrians)
  10. Pontoon Bridge (Morgan County, built 1864, lost)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. Coldwater Covered Bridge 01-08-01 (Calhoun County, built 1850, open to pedestrians)
  2. Waldo Covered Bridge 01-61-02 (Talladega County, built 1858, closed to all traffic)
  3. Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge 01-60-01 (Sumter County, built 1861, open to pedestrians)
  4. Kymulga Covered Bridge 01-61-01 (Talladega County, built 1861, open to pedestrians)
  5. Northport Bridge (Tuscaloosa County, built 1882, open to pedestrians)
  6. Pleasant Hill Road Bridge (Etowah County, built 1882, in storage)
  7. Bridgeport Railroad Walking Bridge (Jackson County, built 1887, open to pedestrians)
  8. Sugar Creek Road Bridge (Limestone County, built 1888, open to pedestrians)
  9. Old Railroad Bridge (Lauderdale County, built 1893, open to pedestrians)
  10. KCS - Black Warrior River Trestle (Tuscaloosa County, built 1896, open to traffic)

By Design

  • Arch: 74 (8.6%)
    • Deck arch: 67 (7.8%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 19 (2.2%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 9 (1.0%)
      • Steel arch: 6 (0.7%)
      • Stone arch: 14 (1.6%)
    • Through arch: 6 (0.7%)
      • Concrete through arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Steel through arch: 3 (0.3%)

  • Beam: 199 (23.1%)
    • Stringer: 148 (17.1%)
      • Concrete stringer: 10 (1.2%)
      • Steel stringer: 63 (7.3%)
      • Timber stringer: 53 (6.1%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 49 (5.7%)

  • Culvert: 8 (0.9%)
    • Concrete culvert: 2 (0.2%)
    • Stone culvert: 1 (0.1%)

  • Ferry: 3 (0.3%)

  • Floating: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pontoon: 1 (0.1%)

  • Rigid frame: 3 (0.3%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 1 (0.1%)

  • Girder: 87 (10.1%)
    • Deck girder: 51 (5.9%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 1 (0.1%)
      • Deck plate girder: 47 (5.4%)
    • Pony/through girder: 25 (2.9%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 24 (2.8%)

  • Other: 7 (0.8%)

  • Slab: 32 (3.7%)

  • Suspension: 2 (0.2%)
    • Cable-stayed: 1 (0.1%)

  • Truss: 377 (43.7%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Deck truss: 17 (2.0%)
      • Howe deck truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren deck truss: 7 (0.8%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
    • Modern truss: 5 (0.6%)
      • Modern pony truss: 5 (0.6%)
        • Modern polygonal Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Modern Pratt pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
    • Pony truss: 139 (16.1%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 5 (0.6%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 14 (1.6%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 3 (0.3%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 22 (2.5%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren pony truss: 34 (3.9%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 5 (0.6%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 2 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 212 (24.6%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Camelback through truss: 5 (0.6%)
      • Howe through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Inverted bowstring through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Kingpost through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Lattice through truss: 17 (2.0%)
        • Town lattice truss: 16 (1.9%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Parker through truss: 14 (1.6%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 15 (1.7%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 4 (0.5%)
      • Pratt through truss: 61 (7.1%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren through truss: 36 (4.2%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 7 (0.8%)

    • Tunnel: 20 (2.3%)

    • Unknown: 50 (5.8%)