Watson Mill Bridge
Covered primarily to protect the structural timbers, the bridge served local traffic, the workers of the now missing grist mill and saw mill and even for picnics and square dances.
The bridge was restored in 1973, by the Georgia Department of Transportation to serve as a nucleus for the surrounding state park.
Erected 1974 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 109-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 1.567′ N, 83° 4.495′ W. Marker is near Comer, Georgia, in Oglethorpe County. Marker is at the intersection of Watson Mill Road and Whitsel Hollow Road, on the left when traveling west on Watson Mill Road. Touch for map. The marker and bridge are in the Watson Mill Bridge State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 Watson Mill Road, Comer GA 30629, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard's Covered Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cloud's Creek Baptist Church
Also see . . .
1. Watson Mill Bridge State Park. (Submitted on September 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Watson Mill Bridge State Park. Watson Mill Bridge State Park is a 1,018 acre (4.12 km˛) Georgia state park located near Comer and Carlton on the South Fork of the Broad River. The park is named for the Watson Mill Bridge, the longest original-site covered bridge in Georgia, which spans 229 feet (69.73 meters) across the South Fork River. (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Watson Mill Bridge. Built in 1885 by Washington (W.W.) King, son of freed slave and famous covered-bridge builder, Horace King. (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Lattice truss bridge. A lattice bridge (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.