AerialAdventures 23 Dec 2020

Swann Covered Bridge & Powell Falls - Cleveland, Alabama


⁣The Swann Covered Bridge was built by a crew led by Zelma C. Tidwell over a scenic gorge of the Locust Fork on property owned by the Swann Farm. It was originally dubbed the 'Joy Covered Bridge', as the bridge connected Cleveland with the nearby community of Joy. The bridge was restored by the Blount County Commission in 1979. After the 385-foot Nectar Covered Bridge (also located in Blount County) burned down in 1993, the Swann Covered Bridge became the longest covered bridge existing in Alabama at 334 feet. It is one of 3 historic covered bridges remaining in Blount County, Alabama.

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