List of Alabama covered bridges
The comparison between authentic and non-authentic covered bridges are by how they are constructed. Covered bridges made with stringers instead of traditional style trusses are considered non-authentic, although in some terms, a stringer construction is also a type of truss. Examples of truss construction on covered bridges include Howe, Town Lattice, Queen-post, King-post, Haupt, Burr, Brown and Pratt. Of the existing historic covered bridges in Alabama, the Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge and the Old Union Crossing Covered Bridge are classified as non-authentic based on their current construction.
|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. Bridge open to motor vehicle traffic.|
|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. Bridge open to motor vehicle traffic.|
|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. Bridge open to motor vehicle traffic.|
|Waldo||Talladega||Waldo||1858||115||Talladega Creek||Located behind the old Riddle Mill, now named the Old Mill Restaurant (private).|
Below is a list of some of the other historic covered bridges in Alabama which were eventually destroyed, removed or altered.
|Big Bear Creek||Colbert||Allsboro||mid-19th Century||N/A||Big Bear Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Blount Springs||Blount||Blount Springs||late-19th Century||N/A||Murphy Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Brookwood||Tuscaloosa||Brookwood||ca. 1850||177||Hurricane Creek||Bridge burned down in 1965.|
|Butler Mill||Madison||New Hope||1884||165||Paint Rock River||Bridge was replaced in the late 1940s.|
|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.|
|Chamblee Mill||Blount||Blountsville||N/A||97||Copeland Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Chattahoochee River||Barbour||Eufaula||1833||540||Chattahoochee River||One of the longest covered bridges constructed in Alabama. Demolished in 1924.|
|Chosea Springs||Calhoun||Choccolocco||N/A||98||Choccolocco Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Cripple Deer Creek||Colbert||Allsboro||ca. 1859||N/A||Cripple Deer Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Dillingham Street||Russell||Phenix City||1832||400||Chattahoochee River||Bridge was destroyed during the Civil War Battle of Girard in 1865.|
|Duck Springs||Etowah||Duck Springs||1879||119||Big Wills Creek||Unique structural design. Burned down on July 7, 1972.|
|Garden City||Cullman||Garden City||1891||280||Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River||Bridge burned down on October 18, 1951.|
|Gay||Cullman||Pleasant Grove||1898||123||Eight Mile Creek||Bridge was dismantled in 1963.|
|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||160||Choccolocco Creek||Bridge burned down on July 15, 1963.|
|Loachapoka||Lee||Loachapoka||N/A||N/A||Sougahatchee Creek||Bridge was destroyed by a flood around 1919.|
|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||1887||600||Tallapoosa River||Once the longest covered bridge in the United States. Bridge destroyed during a flood 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||114||Pintlala Creek||Bridge demolished in the mid-20th Century.|
|Putman||Cullman||Hanceville||N/A||220||Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River||One of the longest covered bridges constructed in Alabama. Bridge no longer extant.|
|Rockhole||Blount||Summit||N/A||121||Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Sanford||Cullman||Bremen||N/A||152||Ryan Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Snead||Blount||Snead||N/A||46||Mud Creek||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.|
|Tallahatchee||Calhoun||Piedmont||ca. 1900||61||Pond near Nances Creek||Moved to Piedmont from nearby Wellington in 1975. Bridge no longer extant.|
|Tanner||Cullman||Baileyton||N/A||257||Duck Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Trimble||Cullman||Loretto||N/A||239||Ryan Creek||Bridge no longer extant.|
|Wasden Road||Montgomery||Hope Hull||1851||82||Pintlala Creek||Bridge collapsed in 1965.|
|Welti Road||Cullman||Welti||ca. 1904||100||Eight Mile Creek||Bridge burned down on October 22, 1939.|
|Wetumpka||Elmore||Wetumpka||1844||N/A||Coosa River||Bridge was destroyed by a major flood in 1886.|
|Whaley Mill||Cullman||Hanceville||N/A||52||Whaley Mill Creek||Bridge was replaced in 1963.|
|Woods||Lee||Auburn||N/A||100||Sougahatchee Creek||Bridge collapsed on April 21, 1959.|
|Wool Mill||Autauga||Prattville||N/A||N/A||Autauga Creek||Bridge collapsed in 1916.|
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