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The sun sets on the Bridgetender’s Cottage, Feb. 14, 2015, in Selma, Alabama. The house was built circa 1883 or 1884 and overlooks the Alabama River. The “bridgetender” lived in the house and oversaw the operations of the nearby span bridge, opening and closing the span for ships to pass through and collecting tolls. Dallas County purchased the bridge and stopped collecting tolls in 1899. The bridge was replaced by the nearby Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1940. The cottage is now a private residence and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)
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Selma, Alabama
The sun sets on the Bridgetender’s Cottage, Feb. 14, 2015, in Selma, Alabama. The house was built circa 1883 or 1884 and overlooks the Alabama River. The “bridgetender” lived in the house and oversaw the operations of the nearby span bridge, opening and closing the span for ships to pass through and collecting tolls. Dallas County purchased the bridge and stopped collecting tolls in 1899. The bridge was replaced by the nearby Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1940. The cottage is now a private residence and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)