Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge (HM745)

Location: Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 48.207', W 84° 8.011'

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"Covered bridges" or "lattice bridges" werecommon throughout the Eastern U.S, during thenineteenth century. This bridge formerlyspanned the North Fork of the Oconee River inthe city of Athens, Ga.. connecting CollegeAvenue and Hobson Avenue.


Clarke County Ordinary S.M. Herrington let abuilding contract 26 March, 1891, for $2,470.to W.W. King. It cost $18,000 to move thebridge from Athens, 60 miles, to this point.Bridges like this were refuge for travelersduring storms, courting couples, and robberswho hid themselves on the overhead timbersand dropped down on the unsuspecting victim.
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HM NumberHM745
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:19pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 765364 N 3744058
Decimal Degrees33.80345000, -84.13351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 48.207', W 84° 8.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 48' 12.42" N, 84° 8' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-498 Covered Bridge Ln, Stone Mountain GA 30083, US
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