Old Railroad Bridge – Sheffield, AL


Old Railroad Bridge, 2100 Ashe Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660.  This pedestrian bridge is 1,580 feet long and 14 feet high, offering a beautiful view of the Tennessee River. The pier dates back to 1832, the superstructure to 1903. The original bridge opened in 1839 as a toll bridge with trains crossing on the upper deck while wagons, pedestrians, and livestock crossed over the bottom. Today, the pedestrian bridge provides a venue for special events and a beautiful view of the Tennessee River and Pickwick Lake. Adjacent to the bridge, access several miles of walking, jogging trails on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)