Wetumpka, AL Bibb Graves Bridge T-Shirt by Hometown Heritage
Bibb Graves Bridge in Wetumpka, Alabama
Coosa River has seen its fair share of bridges, with the first known bridge being built across the river in 1830. Within a few years, the bridge appears to have been destroyed, and a new toll bridge was built in 1834. Unfortunately, the bridge was swept away in 1844. However, the people of Wetumpka, Alabama have always been resourceful, and they completed a covered bridge later that year. Disaster struck again during the Great Flood of 1866, and a new iron bridge wouldn’t be built until 1887. By 1927, the bridge was in need of serious repairs, and the town’s commissioners believed it more prudent to build a brand-new bridge. After making arrangements with the state to pay for half of the bridge (arguments arose on what it should be constructed with and how much each party would pay), construction began in the late 1920s, and the Bibb Graves Memorial Bridge was completed in 1931. The bridge is the only bridge south of the Mason-Dixon Line suspended with reinforced concrete arches and is the most well-known landmark in the city of Wetumpka.
Let the world know about your Wetumpka pride no matter where you are with this t-shirt. Available in light green or ice blue, this shirt features a hand drawn and printed picture of the Bib Graves Memorial Bridge proudly standing above the Coosa River with Wetumpka First Presbyterian Church pictured in the background. Made of 100% ring spin cotton and soft-washed to ensure comfort and breathability, this shirt is perfect for those hot summer nights. To guarantee you’ll get the perfect fit, the shirt is preshrunk while the double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem guarantee the shirt will look as great years from now as it does today.
Whether you’re looking to show your Wetumpka pride, or just want a comfortable shirt to show the world where you’ve traveled to (or hope to visit), this shirt is the perfect t-shirt for you. Comfortable, stylish and high-quality? What more can you ask for?
The city of Wetumpka, Alabama was picked to be the next Home Town Takeover that airs on HGTV. Home Town Take over is currently ranked as the number 1 cable series. The stars of the show are Erin and Ben Napier from Laurel, Mississippi. With so much history downtown and the old scenic bridge with the Coosa River flowing underneath, it was the perfect pick for the show! Do you remember the movie Big Fish that starred Tim Burton in 2003? It was filmed right here in Wetumpka. The couple renovated this historic Wetumpka home. The Big Fish House is located in the heart of downtown Wetumpka. Some of the other projects renovated during the Hometown Take Over were: Jerry's Barber Shop (Which is now a bookstore), Tapp 18 Boutique, Coaches Corner, and Wetumpka Farmer's Market. Ben & Erin Napiers also enhanced the curb appeal to many other boutiques, restaurants, and other businesses in the downtown area, as well as added murals.
If you happen to be in downtown Wetumpka, stop by the Southern Twist Boutique to pick up the first true original Wetumpka shirt. This is an one of a kind, authentic hand-drawn design of Wetumpka that you will not find anywhere else.
- Hand Drawn and Printed on Comfort Colors T-Shirt in the USA
- Featuring the iconic Bibb Graves Bridge in Wetumpka, Alabama
- Preshrunk, soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric
- Left Chest Pocket
- Short Sleeve T-Shirt
FREE Hugger/Koozie and Stickers Included Per Order:
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