Saturday, February 6, 2016

AL - The Clarkson Covered Bridge

    Covered bridges intrigue me.  I was fortunate enough to have visited a few last year.  This one was the longest one I've seen and there was a waterfall on the property...what a great bonus!  Getting a little information on its original use was great too!  When we walked across the planks imagining those olden days when farmers and travelers had only this bridge to cross the Crooked Creek, we gained an appreciation for its value.  This bridge has great historical significance to the people in Cullman County.  It was partially wiped out by a flood and its salvaged parts were used to reconstruct it several years later.  A lovely picnic area, a few hiking trails and a couple period style buildings were built on the property to accent the historical nature of the bridge and it gave the place a warm and wonderful feeling.  We felt grateful for having discovered it!















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