Clarkson Covered Bridge Historical Marker

Tim Carr/

BETHELClarkson Covered Bridge, also known as Legg Bridge, located about 17 miles West of I-65 near Bethel, is currently the second longest existing covered bridge in Alabama and one of the longest in the United States.

It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1974.

When visiting the adjoining park, one will see the bridge’s historical marker.

It was erected in 1975 by the Alabama Historical Association.,-86.9909834,3a,75y,32.71h,86.54t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sIaVEKBU0xfOifgiSr01VVA!2e0!!7i3328!8i1664!4m2!3m1!1s0x88883152ee7c93d5:0x976ab37af1877642!6m1!1e1

The sign reads:

Clarkson Covered Bridge
Sometimes Called Legg Bridge

This 270 foot bridge was constructed in 1904, destroyed by a flood in 1921 and rebuilt the following year. The only remaining covered bridge in Cullman County, it was restored by the Cullman County Commission in 1975 as an American Revolution 
Bicentennial Project.

Named to National Register of Historic Places on 6-25-74.

Alabama Historical Association 1975