Swann Covered Bridge

Swann Covered Bridge

Posted by Jennifer Frazier on November 12, 2015


Where: Cleveland in Blount County, Alabama

When Built: 1933

GPS Coordinates: 33°59′51.35″ N, 86°36′5.13″W

This bridge is unlike many others thanks to its length (the longest bridge in the state), which is longer than a football field. Spanning 324-feet, the Swann Bridge, which crosses the Black Warrior River, is one of Blount County’s three covered bridges that was restored and reopened in 2012.

See all 14 of the covered bridges we photographed in Alabama at this link.

Swann Covered Bridge

Swann Covered Bridge

Swann Covered Bridge

Swann Covered Bridge


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.

Jennifer Frazier

After 10 years as a travel writer for Southern Living Magazine, Jen Frazier traded in the corporate world to stay home with her two children, three dogs and three hermit crabs.

Now she juggles carpool and laundry with writing for the Great American Country website, AAA Texas Journey Magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine, as well as blogging for thejensource.blogspot.com While she lives in the big metropolis of Dallas, she longs for weekends in the country. To learn more about this award-winning writer (recipient of the Barbara Jordan Award and the Luce Award), visit her website at jennifermfrazier.com

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