Historic Alabama: One of the longest curved bridges in U.S.

The Benjamin Fitzpatrick Bridge

Dedicated in December 1940, the Benjamin Fitzpatrick Bridge over the Tallapoosa River in Tallassee, Elmore County, is one of the longest curved bridges in the country. In this photo from the 1950s, you can also see Thurlow Dam, built by Alabama Power in 1931. The bridge is undergoing painting and maintenance that started last year and should be completed sometime in 2024. The bridge was built for $600,000, and the contract for the maintenance is $3.5 million. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives & History.

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This photo appears in the March 2024 issue of Business Alabama.

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