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Near Cullman in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clarkson Covered Bridge

Sometimes Called Legg Bridge

 
 
Clarkson Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
1. Clarkson Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This 270 foot bridge was constructed in 1904, destroyed by a flood in 1921 and rebuilt the following year. The only remaining covered bridge in Cullman County, it was restored by the Cullman County Commission in 1975 as an American Revolution Bicentennial Project.

Named to National Register of Historic Places on 6-25-74.
 
Erected 1975 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association, and the Covered Bridges series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 34° 12.417′ N, 86° 59.417′ W. Marker is near Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker can be reached from County Road 1043 west of County Road 1117. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cullman AL 35057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Land-Use and Water Quality (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's Physical Diversity (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity
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(within shouting distance of this marker); What happens to my wastewater? (within shouting distance of this marker); Birds of Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Where does your drinking water come from? (within shouting distance of this marker); Streight’s Raid (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Streight’s Raid (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
More about this marker. The Clarkson Covered Bridge and Park is located about 17 miles west of Interstate 65. Take U.S. Highway 278 West to County Road 1117 turn right then go 1/2 mile turn left onto County Road 1043. Go about another 1/2 mile, bridge and park are on the right.
 
Clarkson Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
2. Clarkson Covered Bridge Marker
Clarkson Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
3. Clarkson Covered Bridge
Clarkson Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
4. Clarkson Covered Bridge
Clarkson Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
5. Clarkson Covered Bridge
County Road 1043 New Bridge and Clarkson Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
6. County Road 1043 New Bridge and Clarkson Covered Bridge
Clarkson Covered Bridge on the National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
7. Clarkson Covered Bridge on the National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,066 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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