Historic Alabama: The bridges of Tallapoosa County

A new concrete bridge was needed in 1957 in Tallapoosa County

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the collapse of the Miller Covered Bridge, then the longest covered bridge in the U.S. The Tallapoosa County bridge was in Horseshoe Bend, site of the battle fought by Andrew Jackson to end the Creek Indian War. Pictured here is construction of a new concrete bridge, built adjacent to the collapsed bridge, circa 1957. The area is now part of Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.

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This photo appears in the July 2023 issue of Business Alabama.

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