This beautiful covered bridge was built in the 1840s by a freed slave. Its the oldest and longest surviving bridge of its kind, in the state of Georgia. It was constructed with about 2500 wooden pegs. Though its been kept up by the Georgia Historical Society, you will notice from the photos, that disrespectful teenagers have used it as a hangout.
|Example of the crisscross construction|
|Notice the floor boards running parallel to the bridge for vehicle traffic.|
|Ceiling with old wooden shingles|
|Example of wooden pegs used to construct the bridge|
|Northern end of bridge that is not covered|
|View of Red Oak Creek from the bridge|