6 votes

Cole's Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #217738



Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Pea River on an old alignment of Co Rd 147
Coffee County, Alabama
Pratt through truss
Also called
Snellgrove's Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.52125, -85.86849   (decimal degrees)
31°31'16" N, 85°52'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607431/3487925 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brundidge SE
Inventory number
BH 48087 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,681)
Alabama (971)
Coffee County, Alabama (6)
Owned by county (20,876)
Pratt through truss (5,436)
Pratt truss (9,361)
Through truss (15,220)
Truss (33,027)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 31, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 16, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 16, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 10, 2011: Added by James McCray


  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Cole's Bridge
Posted February 11, 2020, by David Deloney (ddeloney [at] earthlink [dot] net)

I grew up in Dale County, about 14 miles east of the bridge. Back in the late 60's when I was in High School, we'd sometimes forget to go to school and several of us would load up in my old 63 Chevy II and wind up here. This was way back on a dirt road and there were no people for miles around. There used to be a big sand bar just north of the bridge, where we'd swim/picnic, but the river has changed some and the bend where it was, has been straightened out, although you can still see a slight bend in the river. I sure wish I had pictures of all us kids, about 4 guys and 2 girls, fine memories right there.

Cole's Bridge
Posted October 26, 2017, by Willie Williams (gabigwill [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have some pictures of the old mill that was there originally Popes Mill later Snellgroves

Old Pea River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

yep...i grew up in alabama (slocomb), so i know that there are a lot of bridges that have not been included on here that need to be. I am in the process of adding them, however.

Old Pea River Bridge
Posted February 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Good find! Keep an eye out for more abandoned bridges in Alabama and Georgia. I am told by an engineer who lives down there that there are quite a few abandoned bridges around, and I suspect we don't have them all listed here.