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