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Showing posts with label Covered Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Covered Bridge. Show all posts

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge


This covered bridge is still a functional bridge for traffic.  It was built in 1840's by a freed slave and bridge builder Horace King (1807-1885) and it is the oldest and longest wooden bridge in the state of Georgia.  We drove through it and it was sturdy even though there was grass growing within the rails and some large nails were loose in several wooden planks.  It is located in Meriwether County, Georgia. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

"If Covered Bridges Could Talk"

"What stories could these bridges tell
If they could only talk?
They'd tell us of the ones who rode
And those who had to walk,
The rich, the poor....those in-between
Who used their planks to cross,
The soldiers, farmers, businessmen
In buggies, sleighs, by "hoss",
Like sentinels these bridges stand
In spite of flood and fire,
Their rugged, stalwart strength remains
Our future to inspire."
Untitled, Author unknown