Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Livingston in Sumter County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sumter County's Covered Bridge

 
 
Sumter County's Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
1. Sumter County's Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker near the Student Union Bookstore. Covered bridge is about 400 feet southwest of marker and crosses the campus Duck Pond. Marker is at or near this postal address: Student Union Drive, Livingston AL 35470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston, Alabama / Livingston's Bored Well (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sumter County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sumter County
Old Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
2. Old Covered Bridge
(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); Town of Emelle, Alabama (approx. 12 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.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
View towards Student Union Bookstore image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
3. View towards Student Union Bookstore
The view south on Student Union Drive. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
4. The view south on Student Union Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement