Scenic USA - Alabama
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka
The Clarkson Bridge, one of Alabama's remaining covered bridges, features master bridge builder Horace King's Town Lattice truss. The Lattice Truss span and three large rock piers support the 270 foot bridge as it crosses Crooked Creek. One of the longest bridges in the south, the bridge has undergone two major refurbishments during its 100 years of existence. The last refurb was undertaken during a 1975 American Revolution Bicentennial Project. Since 1975, the bridge has suffered extensive insect damage, rotted planks and missing hardware.
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