Alabama businessman seeks to build toll bridge connecting Talladega, Shelby counties

A proposed new bridge could make it faster to get from Highway 280 in Sylacauga to interstate 65 in Calera.

Businessman Tim James wants to fund the construction of a new toll bridge over the Coosa River.

James says it would connect Russell Chapel Road in Fayetteville to County Road 28 in Shelby County, which is just east of Columbiana.