Livingston in Sumter County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Sumter County's Covered Bridge
1860 Captain W. A. C. Jones of Livingston designed and built the bridge of hand-hewn yellow pine put together with large pegs, clear span 88 feet, overhead clearance 14 feet, and inside width 17 feet, across the Sucarnoochee River on old State Road South of Livingston.
1924 Bridge taken down and reconstructed across Alamucha Creek on old Bellamy-Livingston Road where in use until 1958.
1971 Removed to Livingston University campus and restored.
Erected 1972 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 32° 35.684′ N, 88° 11.074′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Alabama, in Sumter County. Marker is on Student Union Drive, half a mile south of University Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker near the Student Union Bookstore. Covered bridge is about 400 feet southwest of marker and crosses the campus Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Student Union Drive, Livingston AL 35470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston State College (approx. half a mile away); Livingston, Alabama / Livingston's Bored Well (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sumter County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sumter County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Livingston, Ala. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Line 32° 28΄ North Latitude (approx. 8.1 miles away); York Veterans War Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away); History of York / The Coleman Center (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the covered bridge. (Submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Closeup photos of bridge. (Submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.