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Veteran's Memorial Bridge

Ozark, Alabama

Now abandoned, the first reinforced concrete bridge in Alabama still stands over the Pea River. 

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Thought to be the first in the state, this reinforced concrete river bridge was erected in 1921 over the Pea River and dedicated as a memorial to the 57 Dale Country veterans who lost their lives during World War I. The bridge was used until 1970, when two new bridges were built across the river. 

In 1979, the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Dale County Historical Society erected a historic marker by the north side of the bridge. The marker was replaced and rededicated on Wednesday, February 2011, by members of Brundidge VFW Post 7055. 

The bridge now sits abandoned next to a busy U.S. Highway 231N.  but the location remains a popular river to float with either a small flat-bottom boat or a canoe.

Know Before You Go

Located 9 miles (14.5 km) from Ozark on U.S. Highway 231N. There is parking at the end of the bridge.

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