List of Alabama Covered Bridges

Below is a present list of Alabama covered bridges. There are currently eleven historic covered bridges remaining in the U.S. state of Alabama.

Name County Location Built Length (ft) Spans Notes
Alamuchee-Bellamy Sumter Livingston 1861 88 Duck Pond Moved to the University of West Alabama campus in 1971.
Clarkson-Legg Cullman Bethel 1904 270 Crooked Creek Currently the second longest covered bridge in Alabama.
Coldwater Calhoun Oxford 1850 60 Inlet to Oxford Lake Moved to Oxford Lake Park in 1990. Currently the oldest covered bridge in Alabama.
Easley Blount Rosa 1927 95 Dub Branch -- Calvert Prong of the Little Warrior River Oldest of three covered bridges remaining in Blount County.
Gilliland-Reese Etowah Gadsden 1899 85 Small Pond near Black Creek Moved to Noccalula Falls Park in 1967.
Horton Mill Blount Oneonta 1934 220 Calvert Prong of the Little Warrior River Highest covered bridge above any United States waterway.
Kymulga Talladega Childersburg 1861 105 Talladega Creek Located in Kymulga Park. Both the bridge and gristmill were restored in 1974.
Old Union Crossing DeKalb Mentone ca. 1863 90 West Fork of the Little River Built in Calhoun County. Moved to its current location in 1972 (private). Rebuilt in 1980.
Salem-Shotwell Lee Opelika 1900 43 Rocky Brook Originally 76 feet. Destroyed on June 4, 2005 by a fallen tree. Rebuilt at Opelika Municipal Park.
Swann Blount Cleveland 1933 324 Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Currently the longest covered bridge in Alabama.
Waldo Talladega Waldo 1858 115 Talladega Creek Located behind the old Riddle Mill, now a restaurant (private).

Below is a list of some of the other historic covered bridges in Alabama which were eventually destroyed, removed or altered.

Name County Location Built Length (ft) Spans Notes
Big Bear Creek Colbert Allsboro mid-19th Century N/A Big Bear Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Brookwood Tuscaloosa Brookwood ca. 1850 N/A Hurricane Creek Bridge burned down in 1961.
Buzzard Roost Colbert Cherokee ca. 1820 94 Buzzard Roost Creek One of the first covered bridges in Alabama. Bridge burned down on July 15, 1972.
Cane Creek Calhoun Ohatchee N/A N/A Cane Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Chattahoochee River Barbour Eufaula 1833 N/A Chattahoochee River One of the longest covered bridges constructed in Alabama. Demolished in 1924.
Chosea Springs Calhoun Choccolocco N/A N/A Choccolocco Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Cripple Deer Creek Colbert Allsboro ca. 1859 N/A Cripple Deer Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Duck Springs Etowah Duck Springs 1879 119 Big Wills Creek Unique structural design. Burned down on July 7, 1972.
Garden City Cullman Garden City N/A 300 Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River Bridge no longer extant.
Lidy Walker Cullman Berlin 1926 50 Outlet to Lidy's Lake Built in Blount County. Moved to Lidy's Lake in 1958 (private). Collapsed in August 2001.
Lincoln Talladega Lincoln 1903 N/A Choccolocco Creek Bridge burned down on July 15, 1963.
Meadows Mill Lee Beulah 1902 140 Halawakee Creek Located near Meadows Mill, a historic gristmill. Bridge burned down on October 4, 1973.
Mellon Calhoun Oxford late 19th Century 100 Choccolocco Creek Bridge burned down on October 3, 1970.
Miller Tallapoosa New Site 1907 600 Tallapoosa River Once the longest covered bridge in the United States. Bridge collapsed in July 1963.
Nectar Blount Nectar 1932 385 Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Once the seventh longest covered bridge in the country. Bridge burned down on June 13, 1993.
Oakachoy Coosa Nixburg 1916 56 Oakachoy Creek Old wagon ruts located near site. Bridge burned down on June 2, 2001.
Old Tin Sides Talladega Childersburg N/A N/A Tallaseehatchee Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Pintlala Creek Montgomery Hope Hull 1861 N/A Pintlala Creek Bridge demolished in the mid-20th Century.
Putman Cullman Hanceville N/A N/A Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River One of the longest covered bridges constructed in Alabama. Bridge no longer extant.
Standridge Blount Hayden 1934 432 Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Longest covered bridge constructed in the county. Bridge burned down on November 18, 1967.
Tallasseehatchee Calhoun Piedmont 1908 60 Nances Creek Moved to Piedmont from nearby Wellington in 1975. Bridge no longer extant.
Wasden Road Montgomery Hope Hull 1851 90 Pintlala Creek Bridge collapsed in 1965.
Woods Lee Auburn N/A N/A Sougahatchee Creek Bridge collapsed on April 21, 1959.
Wool Mill Autauga Prattville N/A N/A Autauga Creek Bridge collapsed in 1916.

NOTE: Tallaseehatchee Creek and Tallasseehatchee Creek are two different waterways. One is located in Talladega County, while the other is in Calhoun County (also called Tallahatchee Creek).

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