OLD UNION CROSSING COVERED BRIDGE
Where: Mentone in DeKalb County, Alabama
When Built: 1863
GPS Coordinates: 34°32′3.51″N, 85°35′56.47″W
Union troops built this 90-foot-long bridge as a means to get across Otter Creek. When Otter Creek dried up in 1972, the structure was moved to where it stands today, on private property over the Little River. You’ll have to travel a private dirt road to get here, so contact Shady Grove Dude Ranch (the property housing the bridge) if you want to visit.
All photography by Gary Clark, a former Southern Living Magazine travel photographer and photographer of the United States Postal Service 2014 Star-Spangled Banner Forever stamp. See more of Gary's work and contact him at www.thegaryclark.com.