Georgia December 21, 2016
This Covered Bridge Road Trip In Georgia is Everything You’ve Dreamed Of
Covered bridges are pretty darn beautiful. But what makes them even more beautiful is the history behind each one. Georgia is home to some of the oldest, most spectacular covered bridges in the country, which deserve both our love and admiration. That’s why we created The Ultimate Covered Bridge Road Trip in Georgia.
The entire trip takes just under 7 hours without stopping, but makes for an incredible weekend road trip, observing some of the most historically relevant architecture in our state. You can find the entire road trip map
here. And without further ado…our first stop on the trip…
1. Watson Mill Bridge—Comer, GA
Watson Mill Bridge may just be one of the most beautiful, not to mention most popular, covered bridges in the state. Built in 1885, this stunning bridge spans 229-feet and is actually the longest covered bridge in the state! Talk about starting off with a bang...
2. Howard’s Covered Bridge—Oglethorpe County, GA
Next up we have Howard's Covered Bridge, which clocks in at 168-feet. This bridge was built in 1905 in order to provide safe passageway over Big Clouds Creek.
3. Cromer’s Mill Covered Bridge—Carnesville, GA
Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge is up next on our road trip. This historical beauty was built in 1906 and spans 132-feet in length over Nails Creek. With the famed Town Lattice design, this bridge is quite spectacular no matter the time of year you visit.
4. Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge—Maysville, GA
The enchanting Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge has a bit of a strained history. Built in 1884, the bridge actually caught fire and burned to the ground in 1972. Luckily, the bridge was rebuilt in 2002 to the design it holds today. Just as beautiful as ever.
5. Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge—Ball Ground, GA
Poole's Mill was built in 1901 and spans just under 100-feet across Settendown Creek. This unique bridge is nestled on 10 acres of property that spectators can venture through and enjoy the magic of this one-of-a-kind bridge.
6. Euharlee Covered Bridge—Cartersville, GA
Talk about picture perfect! Euharlee Covered Bridge is next on our stop. This bridge was built in 1886 and spans 137-feet over Euharlee Creek. The bridge is actually right next to the next to the Euharlee History Museum, so you can get a double dose of history in one stop!
7. Concord Covered Bridge—Smyrna, GA
Also known as Nickajack Creek Covered Bridge, the Concord Covered Bridge was built in 1872 with a unique Queen-rod design. This special bridge is such a treasure, it holds the highest traffic for any other covered bridge in the state.
8. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge—Woodbury, GA
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge is one of the oldest covered bridges in Georgia. It was built in the 1840s, spanning the Red Oak Creek over 250-feet. This one is quite a beaut, especially once you realize how long it has been around!
9. Auchumpkee Covered Bridge—Thomaston, GA
Although this final covered bridge is not open for traffic, it sure can be an incredible backdrop to finish off your road trip. Built in 1892 and rebuilt in 1997, the Town Lattice design makes this covered bridge the perfect visual to end your road trip right.
Pretty awesome road trip, huh? Remember, if you decide to tackle this road trip, document your travels! Who knows, you may just end up featured on our Instagram
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