Covered Bridges of Alabama
View from the bridge in November
How to get there: One mile west of Hwy 79
at Cleveland. Very good signs, easy to find.
What to expect: No facilities, unpaved parking area, short walk to bridge or down to creek, trails in both directions, loads of swimming areas.
The kids, floating down the creek in August 08
Upper swimming area rope swing
Upper swim area with beach in background.
Floating off below the bridge
Cliffs upstream from Swann Bridge
Swimming hole just downstream of Swann Bridge
Downstream from Swann Bridge
Note: Easley Covered Bridge is just minutes
away from these 2 bridges, it is very small, but quite pretty in the autumn.
Located a mile and a half off 231on Easley Road in Blount County, good signs, easy to find.
Easley Covered Bridge
Easley from the creek bed
Horton Mill Bridge
How to get there: Located on Hwy 75 in Blount
County just outside of Oneonta, not far from Palisades Park.
What to expect: No restrooms, steep but short trail to area below the bridge, small picnic area, trash cans.
Below Horton Mill Bridge
Creek downstream from Horton Mill Bridge
Nice, short hiking trail to area beneath and downstream from Horton Mill Bridge
Stream below Horton Mill Bridge