The Border: An Eagles Message Board

Go Back   The Border: An Eagles Message Board > Eagles Discussion Areas > Eagles

Eagles Hang out on The Border with the Eagles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
MikeA
Stuck on the Border
 
MikeA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,374
Send a message via Yahoo to MikeA
Default Seven Bridges Road

A good friend of mind, several years ago, sent me some pictures she took of the REAL Seven Bridges Road...the one that Steve Young wrote and the Eagles covered.

Here is a link to the pics. I thought she had sent more, but there is enough there to tell that there really is "moss in the trees".

Link To It Here

Don't forget to left click on the main images. That expands them to full size and especially the first one needs to be expanded to see the moss.
__________________

MikeA
MikeA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
sodascouts
Administrator
 
sodascouts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Where Faulkner collides with Elvis
Posts: 27,089
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

How lovely! Thanks for posting those.
__________________
sodascouts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
eaglesvet
Stuck on the Border
 
eaglesvet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: north-central Jersey
Posts: 2,158
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

Where is it?
eaglesvet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 07:36 AM   #4
TimothyBFan
Stuck on the Border
 
TimothyBFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waiting in the weeds of Northern Indiana
Posts: 11,531
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

What a cool link!! They are beautiful!
__________________
He sings it high, he plays it low
TimothyBFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
MikeA
Stuck on the Border
 
MikeA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,374
Send a message via Yahoo to MikeA
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by eaglesvet View Post
Where is it?
As I put that group of pics of Seven Bridges Road together, I was thinking it was located south of Atlanta, Ga. But later reflection brings to mind Montgomery, Alabama. The road I think was nicknamed "Seven Bridges" but in reality, I think it was Woodley Rd hence the picture of the Street Sign.

There are "Woodley Rd" on the map for both Montgomery and for Atlanta, but the one in Atlanta does not look to be "the one". The one associated with Montgomery, Alabama does fit the description (Southward as you go).

Further confirmation of the speculation can be seen in the third picture. If you look, there is a green sign, that I am pretty sure says "Montgomery City Limits".

I have lost track of Fredrika so can no longer clarify that.

Finally: From Wikipedia:

In Hank Williams Jr.'s autobiography, Living Proof, he mentions in the first chapter that the "seven bridges road" refers to the road in Montgomery, Alabama that leads to the Oakwood Annex Cemetery where Hank Williams' grave is located. To get there one must cross over seven bridges. However there are those who dispute this account.

The official name of the road is Woodley Road but it is still often referred to as Seven Bridges Road as it runs from Fairview Avenue in the city to Mount Zion Road many miles out in the country. There are indeed seven well-defined bridges and moss hanging from the trees. The area with the seven bridges is where Woodley Road crosses Catoma Creek and various swamps.

The account of the song's author, Steve Young, confirms this version:
"Seven Bridges Road was real. It is still real but I don't think it exists in the same way as I remember it due to development, etc.

"I lived in Montgomery, Alabama, in the early 60s and had a group of friends there that showed me the road. It led out of town and after you had crossed seven bridges you found yourself out in the country on a dirt road. Spanish Moss hung in the trees and there were old farms with old fences and graveyards and churches and streams. A high-bank dirt road with trees. It seemed like a Disney Fantasy at times. People went there to park or get stoned or just to get away from it all. I thought my friends had made up the name 'Seven Bridges Road.' I found out later that it had been called by that name for over a hundred years. That people had been struck by the beauty of the road for a long time, however, this is not the official name of the road. It is a 'folk name.'
__________________

MikeA

Last edited by MikeA; 02-16-2009 at 10:13 AM.
MikeA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 12:32 PM   #6
Ive always been a dreamer
Moderator
 
Ive always been a dreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cruising down the center of a two-way street in Virginia
Posts: 13,958
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

Wow, Mike! Thanks for the great pictures and your 'research'. Ah - the sacrifices one has to make as an Eagles fan. But, but it is totally worth it because there are some like me that just LOVE these types of stories.
__________________




I'm just a hired hand working on the dreams I plan to try - the days go by ...
Ive always been a dreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 01:40 PM   #7
thelongrun
Border Desperado
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sonora México
Posts: 380
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

So cool but... I saw just 1 Bridge in the Photos, Maybe 2? I used to imagine something like the Streep- Eastwood Movie

Or silly me, is just a name....?
__________________
The hole World
is living in a digital Dream
It's not really there
It's all on the screen!
thelongrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 01:41 PM   #8
MikeA
Stuck on the Border
 
MikeA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,374
Send a message via Yahoo to MikeA
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

Ahhhhh....I found what I think is the rest of the pictures. Browsing through these leaves me with a much greater understanding of the inspiration that was provided to Steve Young in putting his creativity into the writing of "Seven Bridges Road."

Revisit this album and do not forget that you can left-click on the image to expand it to its max size. Some beautiful photos of the Road and the inhabitants (wild and tame) along with some of the graveyards, old homesteads, fields and barns that are along the road.

Amazing:

http://mvabercrombie.net/walsheagles...es%20Road.html
__________________

MikeA
MikeA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
TimothyBFan
Stuck on the Border
 
TimothyBFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Waiting in the weeds of Northern Indiana
Posts: 11,531
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

Beautiful!!! I bet that is one spooky road at night time!! Did we ever really determine where it is located?
__________________
He sings it high, he plays it low
TimothyBFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 01:45 PM   #10
MikeA
Stuck on the Border
 
MikeA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,374
Send a message via Yahoo to MikeA
Default Re: Seven Bridges Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimothyBFan View Post
Beautiful!!! I bet that is one spooky road at night time!! Did we ever really determine where it is located?
Yes. Montgomery, Alabama. I posted part of an article from Wikipedia "upstream" here in this thread.
__________________

MikeA
MikeA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.