Bridges are essential for us to function. They help us cross over rivers, streams, highways and more. The most beautiful ones, however, are the ones set against the backdrop of Georgia’s breathtaking landscape! You’ll want to explore these 11 amazing bridges in Georgia.
1) Tallulah Gorge Bridge - 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
This suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the beautiful Tallulah Gorge in Tallulah Gorge State Park. The gorge is nearly 1000 feet deep and two miles long. You can view one of the most spectacular canyons in the Southeast over this bridge.
2) Poole's Mill Covered Bridge - 7725 Pooles Mill Rd, Ball Ground, GA 30107
This amazing, historic bridge is a century-old wooden covered bridge crossing over Settendown Creek in Forsyth County, Georgia. Crossing this bridge is like going back in time.
3) Vickery Creek Covered Bridge - Roswell, GA
This bridge was burnt down by the Union army in 1864 and rebuilt after the Civil War. It was then burned in a fire again in 1926. This bridge is located along the Vickery Creek Trail where visitors can also find two historic mills and a waterfall.
4) Silver Comet Trail Bridge - Paulding County
The Silver Comet Trail is a long non-motorized trail that starts in Smyrna and runs all the way to Alabama. On the way, it runs through Paulding and Polk County. This particular bridge is found in Paulding County.
5) Dillingham Street Bridge--Muscogee County
Built 1910-12 by B.H. Hardaway, this concrete arch bridge crosses over the Chattahoochee River in Columbus. Cool fact: this historic bridge was the site of the last Civil War battle!
6) Bridge at GA/TN border - between McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN
This beautiful bridge is right on the Georgia/Tennessee line in McCaysville/Copperhill. They are affectionately known an the Twin Mountain Towns. It would be cool to cross this bridge and be in two states at one time!
7) Sixth Street Bridge - Augusta Railroad Bridge
This amazing railroad bridge was named for the street in Augusta. It is still used today by the Norfolk Southern Railroad. It was originally constructed in 1912 for Southern Railroad and replaced the South Carolina Railroad Bridge connecting South Carolina to Augusta. It is still a fascinating bridge to see today!
Another picture of the Augusta Railroad Bridge.
8) Broad Avenue Bridge over the Flint River-- Albany
This is just an amazing shot of the Broad Avenue Bridge. This bridge was originally built in 1920, and was taken down beginning in 2012 in order to replace the deteriorating foundation. This bridge was planned to re-open this past May. Does anyone in Albany know if they finished as planned?
9) Old abandoned bridge --somewhere in Atlanta near Howell Mill
I'm not sure exactly sure about the history behind this bridge, but from the looks of it, I'm sure it could tell a good story! Do you know exactly where this bridge is located and/or what the name of it is?
10) Concord Covered Bridge spanning the Nickajack Creek - Smyrna
This old bridge was built in 1872, and surprisingly, its still open to traffic! If I were you, I wouldn't exactly speed over this bridge, but it would be pretty cool to see it! This is also the site of a Civil War battle.
11) Horace King Memorial Bridge ( Also known as 14th Street Bridge) - Columbus
This concrete arch bridge was preserved as a pedestrian walkway in the Phenix City Riverwalk Park in Alabama, as well as in Columbus.
Do you live next to any of these amazing bridges? Are there any cool ones living near you? Let us know in the comments below.