Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Tuscaloosa is a regional capital situated about 40 miles north of Greensboro. It has a population of almost 100,000 and is home of the University of Alabama with more than 30,000 students. The University has a huge campus and nice brick buildings.

The most interesting thing to say about the city is that it is situated at the Black Warrior River which can be explored through a riverwalk with the length of approximately 4.5 miles.

The most fascinating sight is the M&O (Mobile and Ohio) Railroad trestle and bridge constructed in 1898 and still in use today. The trestle was once considered to be the longest in the country with 3,600 feet (ca. 1.100 m). Unfortunately no train was passing while I was there.

And there is one more aspect to Tuscaloosa: In Vance, a small town to the east and still in Tuscaloosa County, Mercedes Benz is building automobiles for the US market.

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