List of covered bridges in Alabama

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Below is a present list of Alabama covered bridges. There are currently eleven historic covered bridges remaining in the U.S. state of Alabama. Of those, six remain at their original locations.

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.

Name Image County Location Built Length (ft) Spans Notes
Alamuchee-Bellamy AlamucheeCB.jpg Sumter Livingston 1861 88 Duck Pond Moved to the University of West Alabama campus in 1971.
Clarkson-Legg ClarksonCB.jpg Cullman Bethel 1904 270 Crooked Creek Currently the second longest covered bridge in Alabama. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Coldwater ColdwaterCB.jpg Calhoun Oxford ca. 1850 63 Inlet to Oxford Lake Moved to Oxford Lake Park in 1990. Currently the oldest covered bridge in Alabama. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Easley EasleyCB.jpg 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. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gilliland-Reese GillilandCB.jpg Etowah Gadsden 1899 85 Small Pond near Black Creek Moved to Noccalula Falls Park in 1967.
Horton Mill HortonMillCB.jpg 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. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kymulga KymulgaCB.jpg Talladega Childersburg 1861 105 Talladega Creek Located in Kymulga Park. Both the bridge and gristmill were restored in 1974. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Old Union Crossing OldUnionCrossingCB.jpg 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 Salem-ShotwellCB.jpg Lee Opelika 1900 43 Rocky Brook Originally 76 feet. Destroyed on June 4, 2005 by a fallen tree. Rebuilt at Opelika Municipal Park.
Swann SwannCB.jpg Blount Cleveland 1933 324 Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Currently the longest covered bridge in Alabama. Bridge open to motor vehicle traffic. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Waldo WaldoCB.jpg Talladega Waldo 1858 115 Talladega Creek Located behind the old Riddle Mill, now named the Old Mill Restaurant (private).

The covered bridges shown below will achieve historical status within the next ten years. According to the National Register of Historic Places, a structure needs to be at least fifty years old to be considered historic although there are other criteria as part of the evaluation to be listed such as integrity and significance. All are classified as non-authentic covered bridges with most of them being privately owned.

Name Image County Location Built Length (ft) Spans Notes
Askew Lee Auburn 1968 24 private stream Bridge is located at a private residence.
Cambron Madison Huntsville 1974 90 Cove of Sky Lake Bridge is located atop Green Mountain at Madison County Nature Trail Park.
Fosters Houston Dothan 1972 24 Outlet to Lochenglen Lake Bridge is located at a private residence.
Gargus Etowah Gallant 1966 22 Gargus Bass Lake Bridge is located at a private residence.
Mountain Oaks Jefferson Hoover 1970 26 Huckleberry Creek Bridge is located in a residential area of Hoover and is currently open to motor vehicle traffic.
Tannehill Valley Estates TANNEHILL VALLEY COVERED BRIDGE.jpg Jefferson McCalla 1972 42 Mill Creek Bridge is located at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park near the John Wesley Hall Grist Mill.


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

Name County Location Built Length (ft) Spans Notes
Bangor Blount Bangor N/A N/A Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River Bridge no longer extant.
Big Bear Creek Colbert Allsboro mid-19th Century N/A Big Bear Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Blount Springs Blount Blount Springs 1931 N/A Murphy Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Bolte Cullman Bolte N/A N/A Brindley Creek Bridge was destroyed by a tornado on March 21, 1932.
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 1886 N/A Cane Creek Bridge was destroyed by a flood in early 1936.
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 was demolished in 1963.
Cofer Cullman Trimble N/A 239 Ryan Creek Bridge was dismantled around 1934.
Cowikee Creek Barbour Eufaula N/A N/A Cowikee Creek Bridge was demolished in 1913.
Cripple Deer Creek Colbert Allsboro ca. 1859 N/A Cripple Deer Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Crooked Shoals Blount Nectar 1931 N/A Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Bridge no longer extant.
Dean's Ferry Blount County Line 1930 N/A Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River 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 Branch Blount N/A 1930 N/A N/A Bridge no longer extant.
Duck Springs Etowah Duck Springs 1879 119 Big Wills Creek Unique structural design. Bridge burned down on July 7, 1972.
Five Points Blount Blountsville N/A N/A Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Bridge was destroyed by a flood.
Gable Blount Blountsville N/A 240 Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River Bridge no longer extant.
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.
Golden's Mill Tallapoosa East Tallasee N/A N/A Sougahatchee Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Hillabee Creek Calhoun Hicks N/A N/A Hillabee Creek Bridge was destroyed by a flood in early 1964.
Hillabee Creek Tallapoosa Alexander City N/A N/A Hillabee Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Inland Blount Remlap 1930 N/A Blackburn Fork of the Little Warrior River Consisted of two covered bridges crossing a river bend. The road was eventually rerouted and the bridges were no longer needed.
Joy Road Blount Blountsville N/A 121 Austin Creek Bridge was demolished.
Kilpatrick Cullman West Point N/A N/A N/A Bridge burned down on October 3, 1937.
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.
Locust Fork Blount Locust Fork 1927 N/A Little Warrior River Bridge was replaced in the 1950s.
Mardis Mill Blount Blountsville N/A N/A Graves Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Meadows Mill Lee Beulah 1902 140 Halawakee Creek Located near Meadows Mill, a historic gristmill. Bridge burned down on October 4, 1973.
Mellon Calhoun DeArmanville 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.
Mulberry Cullman Hanceville N/A 220 Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River Bridge no longer extant.
Nectar Blount Nectar 1934 385 Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Once the seventh longest covered bridge in the country. Bridge burned down on June 13, 1993.
Norman Montgomery Montgomery N/A N/A Catoma Creek Bridge no longer extant.
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 474 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.
Slab Creek Blount McLarty 1933 N/A Slab Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Snead Blount Snead N/A 46 Big Mud Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Standridge Blount Hayden 1934 432 Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River 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 (private). Bridge may be still in private use although there are currently no reports of its continued existence.
Tanner Cullman Baileyton N/A 257 Duck Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Trimble Cullman Trimble N/A 151 Ryan Creek Bridge no longer extant.
Tyre Green Blount Locust Fork 1933 127 Little Warrior River Bridge no longer extant.
Vaughn Blount Hayden 1934 N/A Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River Bridge no longer extant.
Ward's Mill Blount Susan Moore N/A N/A Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River 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.

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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