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Waldo Covered Bridge 01-61-02

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The Waldo Covered Bridge is preserved with its approach spans removed.

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Waldo Covered Bridge

Waldo Covered Bridge in Waldo, Alabama

The Waldo Covered Bridge, also known as the Riddle Mill Covered Bridge, is a privately owned wood & metal combination style covered bridge that spans Talladega Creek in Talladega County, Alabama. It is located off State Route 77 just south of the town of Waldo, about 6 miles southeast of Talladega, Alabama.

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Facts 

Overview
Howe through truss bridge over Talladega Creek on an old Socopatoy Indian trail just off AL 77 behind Riddle's Mill Restaurant
Location
Talladega County, Alabama
Status
Preserved but with approaches removed
History
Built 1858. Bridge was used in the Civil War by Wilson's Raiders in April of 1865. Bridge remained in use until 1960.
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 115.0 ft.
Total length: 115.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Riddle Mill Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.37911, -86.02885   (decimal degrees)
33°22'45" N, 86°01'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/590332/3693737 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Talladega
Inventory number
BH 36846 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2014: New video from Dave King
  • February 25, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 12, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Civil War"
  • July 9, 2008: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com