Cambron Covered Bridge in Green Mountain Park, Alabama, USA
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A bridge of Madison County
Framed by autumnal leaves, the Cambron Covered Bridge sits in a nature trail in Madison County in the US state of Alabama - not Iowa, which is the setting of the bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County (there are several Madison Counties in the US). It's believed there were once about 14,000 covered bridges in the United States, but fewer than 900 remain today, a quarter of which can be found further north in the state of Pennsylvania.
Alabama can boast 11 historic covered bridges of its own, however. This one, built in 1974, might not make the official 'historic' list but it’s certainly eye-catching and offers hikers a peaceful passageway with great views of the lake in Green Mountain Park.