TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Monday, January 23, 2012
PIC OF THE WEEK - THE JACK B. VENABLE BRIDGE
CR 50 in Elmore County is a nice little road that delivers you to The Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail, a beautiful scenic overlook of Lake Martin. On the way there, however, you get to ride cross the Jack B. Venable bridge and the Tallapoosa River.
JACK B. VENABLE BRIDGE
Coming up on the bridge seems uneventful, however, as you ride across, you get a dose of interesting scenery and old history as your mind jumps into action as it registers your "snapshot" to memory.
The "old" Jack B. Venable Bridge
The history behind old broken bridges like one this interest me. These retired, crumbling bridge abutments stand as haunting reminders of the original structure that once graced this spot. They almost seem like a sad memorial to an era gone by, and the history they hold deteriorates with them as they age and weather.