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McCalla in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tapawingo Bridge 

1902

 
 
Tapawingo Bridge  Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 5, 2015
1. Tapawingo Bridge  Marker
Inscription.  
This iron truss bridge was used by thousands of Birmingham area residents in the early 1900s while visiting Tapawingo Springs, once a popular swimming spot and tourist location in northeast Jefferson County.

The bridge was originally located across Turkey Creek near Pinson on Blountsville Road. Re-located to Tannehill State Park by Jefferson County in 1975, it now crosses Mill (Cooley) Creek.
 
Erected by Tannehill State Park Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 33° 15.419′ N, 87° 3.716′ W. Marker is in McCalla, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Tannehill Road half a mile north of Confederate Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Marker is locate in Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8001 Tannehill Rd, Mc Calla AL 35111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Williams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Farm Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker);
Tapawingo Bridge  Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 5, 2015
2. Tapawingo Bridge  Marker
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John Wesley Hall Grist Mill & Cotton Gin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eighth Iowa Cavalry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tannehill Furnaces (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fowler House  (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nail House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tannehill Ironworks (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCalla.
 
Also see . . .  Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Park website homepage (Submitted on August 28, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. Iron Truss Bridges
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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