10 Covered Bridge at Stone Mountain

10 Covered Bridge at Stone Mountain

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The Covered Bridge at Stone Mountain Memorial Park is a real bridge moved to this location to preserve a significant part of Georgia history. As explained on the Historical Marker included in the model of the bridge: “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, Ga., connecting College Avenue and Hobson Avenue. Clarke County Ordinary S. M. Herrington let a building contract 26 March, 1891, for $2,470 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 hid themselves on the overhead timbers and dropped down on the unsuspecting victim. #33481268N_84_75983W #Covered_Bridge #Stone_Mountain_Memorial_Park
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