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Clarkson Covered Bridge 01-22-01



Photo taken by James McCray in April 2008


BH Photo #113730


Street View 


Lattice through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on Central Rd. (CR 1043) at the Clarkson Covered Bridge Park
Cullman County, Alabama
Open to pedestrians
Built 1904 by James Legg. Destroyed by a flood in 1921 and rebuilt in 1922. Rehabilitated in 1975. Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
- James Wordlaw Legg
Town Lattice through truss
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1974
Also called
Legg Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.20752, -86.99093   (decimal degrees)
34°12'27" N, 86°59'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/500835/3785166 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Point
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000408 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36463 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2015: New photos from Johnny C Barrett
  • February 25, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 13, 2013: New photos from Zachary S
  • October 27, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • August 24, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • July 5, 2010: New Street View added by James McCray
  • July 10, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • April 17, 2008: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Zachary S
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Johnny C Barrett - jcarsonbarrett [at] gmail [dot] com


Clarkson Covered Bridge 01-22-01
Posted February 10, 2015, by Zachary S

Currently undergoing extensive restoration, and closed to the public for the next little while. Major overhaul of deck boards, mostly.

Also something interesting I just learned but should've known by now based on descriptions... only one of the piers is original to the bridge - the middle one; the rest were added in the 1970s when the bridge was restored the first time. The one original pier, upon close inspection, does look older than the rest, being moss-covered and more massive. It's hard to fathom crossing it when it was only two spans. http://www.lostbridges.org/images/al-22-01_rd.jpg

Clarkson Covered Bridge
Posted June 6, 2013, by Zachary S

I have literally dozens, if not hundreds, of digital photos of this bridge, the quintessential 'covered bridge' we as a family used to visit every year or so. I'll find the best and post them here.