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Tallapoosa River Bridge


CR 72 over Tallapoosa River, Cleburne County, Alabama

Photo taken by Todd Vierling in December 2018

License: Public domain: Released by author


BH Photo #442493


North approach can be reached on foot from dead-end CR 72; south approach (now CR 282) dead-ends too early to reach the bridge. Unknown when collapse and closure happened.


Pratt through truss bridge over Tallapoosa River on CR 72
Cleburne County, Alabama
North approach collapsed in-place
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.71399, -85.37322   (decimal degrees)
33°42'50" N, 85°22'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/650739/3731632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tallapoosa South
Inventory number
BH 58934 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


A-frame portal (559)
Abandoned (4,014)
Alabama (1,049)
Cleburne County, Alabama (21)
Owned by county (22,006)
Pin-connected (5,428)
Pratt through truss (6,417)
Pratt truss (10,849)
Tallapoosa River (13)
Through truss (19,042)
Truss (38,329)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2022: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "A-frame portal", "Pin-connected", "Tallapoosa River"
  • January 16, 2019: New photos from Todd Vierling
  • December 6, 2013: Added by Zachary S



Tallapoosa River Bridge
Posted December 6, 2013, by Zachary S

This one doesn't actually appear to be on NBI for some reason, but there is indeed a through truss at this location, still there as of 2012 on Google Earth. Added this one and another listed as closed on NBI 1992 and is now apparently long gone, but I'll look closer and see if it is a duplicate, since I couldn't find CR 303 or a build date of 1939 on any map.

Also, I finished a kmz file that contains all of Alabama's bridges listed on the site as of a few days ago for Google Earth; quite helpful when browsing using GE so you know which bridges are and aren't listed. I've found multiple bridges this way by following waterways and looking for bridges without a placemark. If anyone wants this collection, lemme know.