Howard's Covered Bridge

Howard's Covered Bridge (HM5PD)

Location: Comer, GA 30629 Oglethorpe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 59.19', W 83° 8.004'

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Built in 1904-05 to replace an earlier structure, this bridge bears the name of a pioneer family who settled near Big Cloud's Creek in the late 1700s. Constructed in the Town lattice design using convict labor, the 164-foot bridge's web of planks crisscrosses at 45-to 60-degree angles and are fastened with wooden pegs, or trunnels, at each intersection. The south Georgia timber used in the bridge was transported to Smithonia via the Smith and Dunlap Railroad, a standard gauge steam railroad connecting the farm complex of James Monroe Smith with the Georgia Railroad at Dunlap.
HM NumberHM5PD
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number109-2
Year Placed2000
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 302936 N 3762710
Decimal Degrees33.98650000, -83.13340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.19', W 83° 8.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 11.40" N, 83° 8' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 420 Chandler Silver Rd, Comer GA 30629, US
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