US 411 in Alabama

US 411 in Alabama


US 411
Get started Leeds
End forney
Length 91 mi
Length 146 km
  • Leeds
  • Ashville
  • Gadsden
  • Center
  • Georgia

According to allcitycodes, US 411 is a US Highway in the US state of Alabama. The road forms a north-south and east-west route in the northeast of the state, connecting Leeds near Birmingham via Gadsden to the border with Georgia. The route is 146 kilometers long.

Travel directions

US 411 at Leesburg.

The road begins in Leeds, a village just east of the large city of Birmingham. The road begins at the intersection with US 78, which runs parallel to Interstate 20 from Birmingham to Atlanta. The road then heads northeast, past the Beaver Creek Mountains. After about 30 kilometers the road crosses US 231 at Ashville, US 231 connects Montgomery with Huntsville. The road then continues to Gadsden, a small town on the Alabama River. The road runs along the end of the short Interstate 759, which connects Gadsden to Interstate 59, the highway from Birmingham to Chattanooga. The US 278. is also crossed here, the road from Cullman to Atlanta, and US 431, the road from Anniston to Huntsville. The road then continues northeast for a little while, past the Alabama River and Lookout Mountain, then turns east for the last few miles to the Georgia border. US 411 in Georgia continues towards Rome.


The current US 411 was the third time a route with this number was added to the US Highways, in 1934. The route then ran from Gadsden to Georgia. The terminus was changed three times in the 1950s, first from Gadsden to US 11 at Springville in 1952, then to Ashville in 1956, and in 1958 to US 78 at Leeds, creating the current route in Alabama.

Limited upgrades have been made to US 411, mostly around the larger towns. Short sections of US 411 have been widened to 4 lanes in Leeds, Gadsden and Center. The biggest upgrade was a 12-mile 2×2 lane diversion between Gadsden and Turkeytown that opened in May 2015.

Traffic intensities

20,000 vehicles pass through Leeds every day, dropping northeast to some 8,000 vehicles and eventually just 2,700 vehicles before US 411 joins US 231. Only 1,200 to 2,000 vehicles run from Ashville to Gadsden, rising to 38,000 in Gadsden. Between Gadsden and Center, 6,700 vehicles and 3,500 vehicles continue to the Georgia border.

Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge

Cochrane–Africatown USA Bridge
Spans Mobile River
Lanes 2×2
Total length 2.222 meters
Main span 238 meters
Bridge deck height 43 meters
Opening 1991
Traffic intensity 11,000 mvt/day
Location Map

The Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge is a United States cable-stayed bridge, located in the city of Mobile in the state of Alabama.


The bridge spans the Mobile River in the city of Mobile and measures 2,222 meters in total. The bridge has long bridges, the main span is not particularly large at 238 meters. The bridge has two H-shaped pylons with a bridge deck 24 meters wide in the middle, which lies 43 meters above the Mobile River. US 90 runs across the bridge in Alabama with 2×2 lanes. The bridge connects Mobile to industrial Blakeley Island. The connection has no major ongoing importance.


The bridge replaced a vertical lift bridge, the Cochrane Bridge. The bridge opened to traffic in 1991 and was Alabama’s first cable-stayed bridge. In 1992 the bridge was awarded two prizes. The bridge is named after the Old Bridge (Cochrane Bridge) and Africatown USA, a community of the last slaves brought to the United States from West Africa and landed at Mobile.

The bridge was slightly damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when a detached drilling platform collided with the bridge. The bridge suffered no significant damage and was ready for use again immediately after the hurricane.

Traffic intensities

Approximately 11,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily, mainly commuter and industrial traffic to the shipyards on the east side of the Mobile River.

US 411 in Alabama

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