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Covered Bridges of Blount County

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Blount County has the most covered bridges still standing of any other county in Alabama - three. The same family, the Tidwells, built all of the Blount County bridges.

The Easley Bridge was built in 1927:

Easley Covered Bridge Entry, Blount County AL
Easley Bridge

Leading to Easley Covered Bridge, Blount County AL
Easley Bridge


The Horton Mill Bridge was built in 1935 and is the highest covered bridge built over water in the US. It was also the first Southern covered bridge to be listed with the National Register of Historic Places:

View Inside Horton Mill Covered Bridge, Blount County AL
Inside Horton Mill Bridge

Horton Mill Covered Bridge Span, Blount County AL
Horton Mill Bridge

Horton Mill Covered Bridge Entry, Blount County AL
Horton Mill Bridge

Horton Mill Covered Bridge Entry 2, Blount County AL
Horton Mill Bridge

Swann Bridge was built in 1933 and is the longest covered bridge surviving in Alabama:

Swann Covered Bridge Entrance, Blount County AL
Swann Bridge

Swann Covered Bridge Span, Blount County AL
Swann Bridge

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