Alabama January 26, 2018
The Longest Covered Bridge In Alabama Is Nothing Short Of Spectacular
Many years ago, covered bridges were one of the South’s primary modes of transportation. At one time, Alabama was home to more than 35 covered bridges. Sadly, most of these covered bridges have deteriorated over the years. One covered bridge in Alabama that remains standing today is the Swann Covered Bridge. You can read all about this historic covered bridge below.
The Swann Covered Bridge, which is also known as Joy Bridge and Swann-Joy Bridge, is located in Blount County, Alabama.
Measuring 330 feet, it's also Alabama's longest covered bridge and one of the longest covered bridges in the United States.
This historic covered bridge was built in 1933 by Forrest and Zelmer C. Tidwell. It's one of the most beautiful covered bridges in the entire South.
The Swann Covered Bridge is one of three covered bridges in Blount County. The other two are Easley Covered Bridge and Horton Mill Covered Bridge.
Besides having a remarkable exterior, the Swann Covered Bridge's interior is also quite impressive.
This charming bridge is perfect for afternoon strolls and remains open for motor vehicle traffic.
The Swann Covered Bridge spans the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River.
The Black Warrior River is Alabama's largest watershed that's located wholly within the state's boundaries. It also provides great fishing opportunities.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, the Swann Covered Bridge is a must-visit for anyone visiting Blount County, Alabama.
The Swann Covered Bridge is located at 1590 Swann Bridge Road, Cleveland, Alabama 35049.
Directions: From U.S. Highway 231 in Cleveland, you'll drive west on State Highway 160 for 2.8 miles to Nectar Circle. You'll then turn right onto Nectar Circle and drive for half of a mile. Once you reach Joy Road, you'll turn right. You'll continue driving for 2.4 miles and then turn right onto Swann Bridge Road. After following Swann Bridge Road for 1.5 miles, you'll reach the historic Swann Covered Bridge.
If you’ve ever visited the historic Swann Covered Bridge, please share your experience with us.
To experience more historic covered bridges,
There’s A Covered Bridge Trail In Alabama And You’ll Want To Take It.