The Elizabethton Covered Bridge in Elizabethton, Tennessee

The Elizabethton Covered Bridge is a beautiful bridge across the Doe River in the heart of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
June 3, 2015
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Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
June 3rd, 2015
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The Elizabethton Covered Bridge is one of the most intact examples left in the country that used to transport cars across rivers. Located in heart of downtown Elizabethton, Tennessee, the bridge is part of the Covered Bridge Park and allows people to walk across the 134′ span. It also makes a pretty spectacular sight across the Doe River.

There is a small parking lot at one end of the bridge adjacent to the park. The park stretches along both sides of the Doe River with concrete walking paths and stairs. The path leads beneath the current bridge used for getting traffic across the river.

It’s a neat stop while visiting the general area and one of the few remaining covered bridges in the country. It was built in 1882 by a local and has remained open ever since, although you won’t find any cars traveling across the single lane now.

 

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