Historic Markers Across Georgia



Watson Mill Bridge



Marker ID: GHM 109-8
Location: on Watson Mill Rd. at covered bridge over South Fork Broad River in Watson Mill State Park
County: Oglethorpe
Coordinates: N 34° 1.632    W 083° 4.482
  34.02719879    -83.0746994
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM6RPC
Watson Mill Bridge Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



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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.

GHM 109-8 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1974



Watson Mill Bridge
Watson Mill Bridge
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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