Covered Bridge History, Located near Atlanta

My walk around the lake this weekend took me across this covered bridge in the park.

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Below is the story about this “lattice bridge”  that is posted on the sign.  It’s been at this present location since 1969:

Covered bridges or ‘lattice bridges’ were common throughout the Eastern U.S. during the nineteenth century. This bridge formerly spanned the North Fork of the Oconee River in the city of Athens, Georgia connecting College Avenue and Hobson Avenue. Clark County Ordinary S. M. Herrington let a building contract 26 March 1891 for $2,490 to W. W. King. It cost $18,000 to move the bridge from Athens 60 miles to this point. Bridges like this were refuge for travelers during storms, courting couples, and robbers who hide themselves on the overhead timbers and dropped down on the unsuspecting victim.”

 Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, January 12, 2014

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9 Comments

January 13, 2014 · 11:10 pm

9 responses to “Covered Bridge History, Located near Atlanta

  1. I would love to walk in that bridge.

  2. Oh, you hit on one of my favorite passions – the old wooden covered bridge! Thanks, Mary!

  3. Who doesn’t love a covered bridge – Bridges of Madison County, anyone? 😉

    This one is particularly pretty. Great photos!

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