Clarkson–Legg Covered Bridge

The Clarkson–Legg Covered Bridge is a county-owned wooden covered bridge that spans Crooked Creek in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is located at Clarkson Covered Bridge Park on Central Road (CR 1043) off U.S. Route 278 near the community of Bethel, about 15 miles (24 km) west of Cullman. Coordinates are 34°12′27.08″N 86°59′27.35″W / 34.2075222°N 86.9909306°W / 34.2075222; -86.9909306, or 34.207522, -86.990931.

Originally built in 1904, the 270-foot (82-meter) bridge (although some other sources say the bridge is only 250 feet long) is a Town Lattice truss construction over four spans. Its WGCB number is 01-22-01. The Clarkson–Legg Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1974. It is currently the second-longest existing covered bridge in Alabama and one of the longest in the United States. The bridge is maintained by the Cullman County Commission.

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