Covered Bridges of Blount County

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. I took these pics on black and white film about five years ago.

The Easley Bridge was built in 1927:

Easley Covered Bridge Entry, Blount County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Easley Bridge

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Inside Horton Mill Bridge

Horton Mill Bridge

Horton Mill Covered Bridge Entry, Blount County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Horton Mill Bridge

Horton Mill Covered Bridge Entry 2, Blount County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Swann Bridge

Swann Covered Bridge Span, Blount County AL//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Swann Bridge

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