Deputies probe cause of fire that destroyed Alabama bridge

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WTVY) Authorities are investigating what caused a fire that destroyed a bridge in north Tuscaloosa County.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/2jo1dmi ) that firefighters were called to Whitson Bridge around midnight on Saturday night.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy said the bridge was fully engulfed in flames when deputies arrived.

The newspaper reports that sheriff's deputies are investigating the cause of the blaze, which started under the bridge.

The bridge crossed North River at Old jasper Road and Willingham Road.