The Oldest Covered Bridge In Alabama, Coldwater Covered Bridge, Has Been Around Since 1850
Covered bridges are special structures that are quite popular in the South, especially here in Alabama. What makes them so special is their rarity. There are approximately 1,000 covered bridges still standing in the United States today. Only 11 of those covered bridges are in Alabama, one of which is the Coldwater Covered Bridge. To learn all about this historic covered bridge, including why it stands out from the others, take a look below.
The Coldwater Covered Bridge is located in Oxford, Alabama at Oxford Lake Park. It's one of the state's most charming covered bridges and a popular tourist stop.
Also known as Hughes Mill Covered Bridge, it was built circa 1850, which makes it Alabama's oldest covered bridge in existence today. It's a definite must-visit!
Spanning the outflow of Calhoun County's Oxford Lake, the Coldwater Covered Bridge measures 63 feet long. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973.
From the outside, the bridge's structure is quite impressive. Once inside, you'll agree the lattice detail is pretty amazing, too. No attention to detail was left out during the construction of the Coldwater Covered Bridge.
The next time you're in the Oxford, Alabama area, be sure to stop by Oxford Lake Park to check out the Coldwater Covered Bridge. You'll really appreciate its beauty and history once you see it in person.
Have you ever visited the Coldwater Covered Bridge in Oxford, Alabama? If so, what did you think? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
To experience more of Alabama’s covered bridges this fall, you’ll want to take the covered bridge trail that’s featured in the following article:
There’s A Covered Bridge Trail In Alabama And You’ll Want To Take It.
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