Watson Mill Bridge, 1885, Madison County

Watson Mill Covered Bridge Madison County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Georgia’s longest covered bridge is one of my favorite places. Watson Mill Bridge, in Madison County, was built in 1885 over the South Fork of the Broad River by Washington (WW) King, son of the freed slave and great bridge builder, Horace King. The bridge is supported by the town lattice truss system and wooden pins.

Watson Mill Covered Bridge State Park Madison County GA Photograph Copyrght Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The bridge is accessible at Watson Mill Bridge State Park, near Comer. It’s truly one of the most picturesque and beautiful outdoor spots in all of Georgia. Fewer than 20 of Georgia’s 200 historic covered bridges remain.

Watson Mill Bridge State Park Madison County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

http://gastateparks.org/WatsonMillBridge

 

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