Haunted Bridge

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Haunted Bridge is the popular name of an 81½-foot-long by 16-foot-wide wrought iron Pratt truss bridge in Etowah County. It is so named because of stories about hearing a baby crying when crossing the bridge. Supposedly a child had died after being thrown from the span, or killed along with its mother by falling from it.

The bridge was first erected in 1882 at Walnut Grove using parts manufactured by the Bethlehem Iron Company and the Trenton Iron Company. It was moved to Pleasant Hill Road, above Noccalula Falls, in the mid-1930s. In the mid-2000s the iron bridge was replaced, with the historic structure moving temporarily to Noccalula Falls Park, where plans called for it to be used as part of the Black Creek Trail below the falls. Those plans were later abandoned, and in 2010 the bridge was moved to The Junction, a city park in downtwon Attalla. The Etowah Historical Society is raising money to restore the bridge as a centerpiece of the park.

References

  • Powell, Andy (August 16, 2010) "'Haunted Bridge' arrives at new home in Attalla." Gadsden Times