Swann Covered Bridge - Cleveland, Alabama
N 33° 59.860 W 086° 36.080
16S E 536817 N 3761968
Quick Description: Built in 1933, the 324 foot-long Swann Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2007 9:10:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM1W7H
Located near rural Cleveland, AL, the Swann-Joy Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Alabama at 324 feet in length. It spans Locust Fork on the Warrior River in Blount County, Alabama. It was built on the Swann Farm to provide access to the Joy community. The Swann Bridge is popular with picnickers, canoeists, and kayakers.
The bridge is owned and maintained by the Blount County Commission.
Directions to bridge:
SW of Cleveland, AL on Swann Bridge Rd. 1.5 miles from the junction with US-231 in Cleveland.
Swann Bridge Road
Cleveland, AL USA
County / Borough / Parish: Blount County
Year listed: 1981
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Engineering, Transportation
Periods of significance: 1925-1949
Historic function: Transportation
Current function: Transportation
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Privately owned?: Not Listed
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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