Road Trip #081 – US-98 East – Barnwell, Alabama to Foley Beach Express

Road Trip #081 – US-98 East – Barnwell, Alabama to Foley Beach Express


Welcome back to 504 Road Trips. Today, we continue east on US Highway 98,
heading for Florida! We begin in the unincorporated community of
Barnwell, Alabama in Baldwin County. We cross a newer high-rise bridge over the
Fish River, which empties into Weeks Bay, just to our South. We enter the incorporated town of Magnolia Springs, with a population of 723 as of the 2010 census. We cross the Magnolia River–as the sign
says, “An Outstanding Alabama Water”–on the Roy Spivey Bridge, built in 1988. The city of Foley, Alabama is named for its
founder, John B. Foley of Chicago, who began buying land in the Foley area in 1902. John Foley built a railroad from Bay Minette
to the Foley area to facilitate travel for prospective land owners to the remote location
near the Gulf Coast. The city was incorporated in 1915. We conclude today’s trip at the Foley Beach
Express–one of the main roads that connects Interstate 10 with the Gulf Coast beaches. Thanks for watching. Please subscribe, like, share, and comment
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