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

Ross Bridge

 
 
Ross Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
1. Ross Bridge Marker
Inscription. In 1858 James Taylor Ross, a Scotchman, migrated to the South, acquired land and homesteaded in what is now Shades Valley. He provided land for the construction of a railway, including a bridge spanning Ross Creek. After the Ross family moved westward, his property was purchased in 1907 by TCI, a predecessor of U.S. Steel. In 2002, U.S. Steel, Daniel Corp. and the Retirement Systems of Ala. combined to develop the community of Ross Bridge.
 
Erected by Hoover Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 23.148′ N, 86° 52.014′ W. Marker is in Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Ross Bridge Parkway 2.7 miles north of State Highway 150, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bessemer AL 35022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overseerís House (approx. one mile away); The Park Avenue Historical District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bluff Park Elementary School / Hoover Community Education (approx. 1.8 miles away); Loverís Leap (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hale - Joseph Home (approx.
Ross Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
2. Ross Bridge Marker
1.9 miles away); Shades Crest Road Historical District (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Shades Crest Road Historical District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oxmoor Iron Furnaces (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoover.
 
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Former railroad bed converted into a walking trail at Ross Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
3. Former railroad bed converted into a walking trail at Ross Bridge.
The Stone Structure of Ross Bridge, West Side image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
4. The Stone Structure of Ross Bridge, West Side
Stone Structure of Ross Bridge, East Side image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 6, 2009
5. Stone Structure of Ross Bridge, East Side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,356 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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