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Tallapoosa River Bridge


Looking west. Photo taken March 8, 2007.

Photo taken by James Legg

BH Photo #156926



Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on CR 18
Cleburne County, Alabama
Open to traffic
Future prospects
The Alabama DOT and Federal Highway Administration are ready to invest in its preservation and are offering to pay to move and install the bridge up to what they estimate as the cost of demolition, according to the Anniston Star.
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1980
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.62279, -85.51342   (decimal degrees)
33°37'22" N, 85°30'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/637892/3721323 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ross Mountain
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
AL 12270 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 36047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: adds NRHP eligibility, Anniston Star news article Aug. 2015
  • June 24, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type


  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Anniston Star - Aug. 25, 2015
  • Late fall opening likely for bridge completion - Towering cranes were positioned on either side of the river as workers constructed the foundation of the bridge, which will replace a rusting one-lane truss bridge that dates back to