Town Creek separates two or more counties in Alabama and the place near the falls has long been a fording spot.
Apparently, as with most fording spots, it worked well when the water was low, and was quite dangerous when it swelled. So there were times when communities were cut off from one another. Hoping for an economic boost to the larger town, a bridge was built around 1923.
This sign is at the present bridge.
Here is the present pedestrian bridge.