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Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge

Located in the Hilton Community just

southwest of the town of Blakely,

Georgia, is the southernmost original

covered bridge in the United States.

 

The Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge

was constructed in 1891 at a total cost

of $490.41 for supplies and labor. The

bridge extends 96 feet across

Coheelee Creek at what once was

known as McDonald Ford.

 

Bypassed by modern highways, the

bridge fell into disuse and

miraculously survived. Of the 17

original covered bridges that still

survive in Georgia, only the Coheelee

Creek bridge is located south of

Macon. There is no reason to doubt the

claim of locals that it is the

Southernmost Covered Bridge in the

United States.

'Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge' On Black

 

This photo now appears in the Fall edition of Southwest Georgia Living magazine.

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Taken on June 11, 2007