Cullman, Alabama: Clarkson Covered Bridge

A 270-foot-long covered bridge, built in 1904. You can't drive on it, but it has its own parking lot so you can walk across.

1240 CR 1043, Cullman, AL
From Cullman, take I-65 exit 308. Drive west on US Hwy 278 for seven miles. Turn right onto CR 1117. Drive a half-mile. Turn left onto CR 1043. Drive a half-mile. The parking area for the bridge will be on the right.
Parking area open daily 9 AM - Dusk (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Clarkson Covered Bridge

The Clarkson Covered Bridge is quite beautiful.

[Renee Allie, 05/23/2021]

Entrance to wooden covered bridge.

Clarkson Covered Bridge

Really a great photo and portrait opportunity with the old buildings, pond, bridge, and water. We were pleasantly surprised by the nice decking around the pond and walking trails. There were bathrooms that remained open and we were there after 6 pm; also picnic tables near the creek.

[Lacey, 08/24/2016]

Entrance to wooden covered bridge and its historical marker.

Clarkson Covered Bridge

Beautiful place with walking trails and picnic area. Be sure to schedule several hours to enjoy everything it has to offer. Great for a family picnic!

[Dave Turner, 06/09/2015]

Overshot mill water wheel spinning with water.

Clarkson Covered Bridge

At the covered bridge, there is a small picnic area in the shade. Very clean and well-maintained grounds.

[Morgan, 07/02/2014]

Wooden covered bridge and its historical marker.

Clarkson Covered Bridge

A really tall, very long covered bridge. Its historical plaque says that it was built in 1904, washed away by a flood in 1921 (it must have been a major flood, given how high it is above stream below), rebuilt, and then restored in 1975. There are picnic tables that people can use when the weather's nice, and also a couple of old buildings and a mill water wheel that no longer functions. The site also has a small gift shop and restrooms.

[Scott B., 12/25/2012]

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