Covered Bridges of Alabama

Swann Bridge

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

The creek



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

Below Horton