Historic Markers Across Georgia

Stone Mountain Covered Bridge

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Location: at the covered bridge on Covered Bridge Ln, off Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mtn Park
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 48.200    W 084° 08.014
  33.80333333    -84.13356666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6GMX
Stone Mountain Covered Bridge Marker  


Covered bridges" or "lattice bridges" were common throughout the Eastern U.S. during the nineteenth century. This bridge formerly spanned the North Fork of the Oconee River in the city of Athens, Ga., connecting College Avenue and Hobson Avenue.

Clarke County Ordinary S. M. Herrington let a building contract 26 March, 1891, for $2,470, to W. W. King. It cost $18,000 to move the bridge from Athens, 60 miles, to this point. Bridges like this were refuge for travelers during storms, courting couples, and robbers who hid themselves on the overhead timbers and dropped down on the unsuspecting victim.