Clement C. Clay Bridge
|Clement C. Clay Bridge|
CC Clay Bridge, April 2004. 1931 span in the foreground.
|Official name||CC Clay Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Whitesburg Bridge|
|Named for||Clement C. Clay|
|Preceded by||Whites Ferry|
The Clement C. Clay Bridge (CC Clay Bridge or Whitesburg Bridge) are two bridges that span the Tennessee River just south of Huntsville in northern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. Both bridges are cantilever truss types. The original bridge span was built in 1931 replacing Whites Ferry which crossed the river at nearby Ditto's Landing. The second span was constructed in 1965. Upon completion, the newer span carried southbound traffic while the original span carried northbound traffic. The Clay bridge was named after former Alabama Governor and Senator Clement Comer Clay.
The bridge carries US-231 and hidden route SR-53 between the Huntsville Metropolitan Area and the Decatur Metropolitan Area. Before the 1952 extension of US-231, the bridge carried SR-38. North of the bridge, US-231 is known as Memorial Parkway.
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