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Near Edman in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge

 
 
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 13, 2002
1. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. This bridge was built in the 1840s by freed slave and noted bridge builder Horace King (1807-1885). Constructed on the Town lattice design, the bridge’s web of planks crisscrossing at 45- to 60-degree angles are fastened at each intersection with a total of approximately 2,500 wooden pegs, or trunnels. Although King is credited with the construction of many covered bridges throughout west Georgia, this is his only surviving bridge of this design. At 391 feet, including the approaches, this structure is the oldest and longest wooden covered bridge in Georgia.
 
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society, Meriwether Historical Society, Gay Co-Op Club, and the Meriwether County Commission. (Marker Number 99-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 2.305′ N, 84° 33.133′ W. Marker is near Edman, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker is on Covered Bridge Road 0.2 miles east of Dan Stribling Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on Covered Bridge Road east of the small town of Edman on Georgia 85. Marker is in this post office area: Gay GA 30218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, July 2, 2012
2. Overview
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Noted Indian Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Cove Gorges of the Flint (approx. 6.2 miles away); Carmel Historic District (approx. 9.2 miles away); Meriwether County (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Noted Indian Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away); Old Depot Site Warm Springs (approx. 12.7 miles away); Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (approx. 12.8 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Explore Southern History article "A Surviving Horace King Bridge". Thanks to adamthewoo. (Submitted on August 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
3. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge Marker
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
4. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge Marker
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 18, 2000
5. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 30, 2012
6. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge
The interior of the bridge, showing the Town lattice method of construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,363 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on July 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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