Waldo Covered Bridge

Waldo Covered Bridge

Posted by Jennifer Frazier on November 13, 2015


Where: Waldo in Talladega County, Alabama

When Built: 1858

GPS Coordinates: 33°22′44.78″N, 86°01′43.87″W

Originally built on an old Socopatoy Indian trail behind Riddle's Mill (a grist mill which was later converted into the Waldo Town Hall and then a restaurant), today, the 115-foot-long Waldo Bridge is on private property that spans Talladega Creek. While it’s the second-oldest surviving covered bridge in the state, it’s the only one on our list not being maintained.

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

Waldo Bridge

Waldo Covered Bridge

Riddle Mill 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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