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Near Hilton in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge

 
 
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, August 9, 2003
1. Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. The construction of this 121-foot bridge at McDonald’s Ford was first authorized by the county in 1883, though construction was delayed until 1891. It was completed in four months by J.W. Baughman and thirty-six workers as a modification of the queen post truss design. The trusses have a horizontal cross piece extending across a center post flanked by two compression timbers slanting down and outwards with a set of iron rods slanting down and inwards. The concrete abutments were added in 1958. This bridge is the southernmost covered bridge remaining in Georgia.
 
Erected 2000 by Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. (Marker Number 49-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 18.37′ N, 85° 4.737′ W. Marker is near Hilton, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is at the intersection of Old River Road and Fanny Askew Williams Park Entrance, on the left when traveling north on Old River Road. Click for map. Marker is at the north end of the bridge, in Fanny Askew Williams Park. Marker is in this post office area: Blakely GA 39823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, August 9, 2003
2. Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge
markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge / Fannie Askew Williams Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilton United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hilton School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Covered Bridge 2 Mi. (approx. 1.5 miles away); Purcell - Killingsworth House (approx. 2 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 2 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama); Columbia, Alabama (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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