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Swann-Joy Covered Bridge - Blount Conty

Wikipedia: The Swann Covered Bridge, also called the Joy Covered Bridge or Swann-Joy Covered Bridge, is a county-owned wood & metal combination style covered bridge that spans the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Blount County, Alabama, United States. It is located on Swann Bridge Road off State Route 79, just west of the town of Cleveland, about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Oneonta. Coordinates are 33°59′51.35″N 86°36′5.13″W / 33.9975972°N 86.601425°W / 33.9975972; -86.601425 (33.997597, -86.601425).


Built in 1933, the 324-foot (99-m) bridge is a Town Lattice truss construction over three spans. Its WGCB number is 01-05-05. The Swann Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 20, 1981. It is currently the longest existing covered bridge in Alabama and one of the longest in the United States. The bridge is currently closed to motor traffic, but can still be accessed by Swann Bridge Road from either side. There is room to park on either side and walk across or under the single-lane bridge. It is maintained by the Blount County Commission and the Alabama Department of Transportation.


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Taken on October 17, 2009