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Easley Covered Bridge 01-05-12

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Overview
Covered bridge over Dub Branch of Little Warrior River on Easley Bridge Road in Rosa
Location
Blount County, Alabama
Status
Open to all traffic- rebuilt in 2012
Future prospects
Beautifully rebuilt in 2012, but I miss the red color.
History
Built 1930; renovated 2012
Builder
- Zelmer & Forrest Tidwell
Design
Covered Through Lattice Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 20, 1981
Also called
Rosa Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.97103, -86.51828   (decimal degrees)
33°58'16" N, 86°31'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/544501/3759048 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Cleveland
Inventory numbers
WGCB 01-05-12 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 81000125 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AL 440 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10076 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
125

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 24, 2012: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • June 16, 2012: New photo from R H Mewbourn
  • August 24, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed builders names
  • December 3, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • July 9, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Easley Covered Bridge
Posted October 26, 2012, by Lisa (meandthecats [at] gmail [dot] com)

Both Easley and Swann covered bridges in Blount County re-opened to traffic on 10/22/12. Horton Mill is set to reopen in another month. http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/10/covered_bridges_of_blount_coun.html

Easley Covered Bridge
Posted September 1, 2011, by Ben Tate

Good news for the Blount County, AL, covered bridges. They got a federal grant to be renovated and opened to vehicular traffic again. Out of the 3 remaining covered bridges in this county, one is the highest covered bridge over a US waterway(Horton-Mill Covered Bridge) and one is currently the longest covered bridge in Alabama at 330ft(Swann Covered Bridge). All 3 are posted to the National Register of Historic Places. Here's the article:

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/08/historic_blount_county_covered.html

Easley Covered Bridge
Posted June 7, 2011, by Sharon Rose Murphree (srmurphree [at] mail [dot] com)

This bridge is closed. Please visit the facebook page The Covered Bridges of Blount County Alabama to see our efforts to save this bridge.

Sincerely,

Sharon Rose Murphree

President

Friends of the Covered Bridges of Blount County Alabama

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