Watson Mill Bridge

Watson Mill Bridge (HMVUC)

Location: Comer, GA 30629 Oglethorpe County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 1.567', W 83° 4.495'

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Built by W.W. King in 1885, Watson Mill Bridge is Georgia's longest existing covered bridge. Of the Town lattice type it has four spans and is 236 feet long.

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.

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HM NumberHMVUC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number109-8
Year Placed1974
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 308428 N 3766993
Decimal Degrees34.02611667, -83.07491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.567', W 83° 4.495'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 34.02" N, 83° 4' 29.70" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32 Whitsel Hollow Rd, Comer GA 30629, US
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