If you have a Lake Martin house in the Little Kowaliga area, you are well aware that Little Steel Bridge Road aka Elmore County Road 55 is closed. If you are heading to the Real Island or Parker Creek areas of Lake Martin, and are coming from the south, be aware that you must detour. Keep going north on highway 9, when you hit downtown Equality, take Coosa County Road 2 east.
I have a home for sale near Real Island, and was heading over there last Friday. I took that chance to snap these pictures. I came away with a few observations:
a.) Little Steel Bridge is steel no longer. Mostly concrete with some steel girders thrown in for good measure (read engineering).
b.) It’s going to take a while to complete. Get used to the detour.
c.) Will they change the name of the road? Unlikely.