Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge

Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge (HM9N8)

Location: Blakely, GA 39823 Early County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 18.37', W 85° 4.737'

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The construction of this 121-foot bridge at McDonald's Ford was first authorized by the county in 1883, though construction was delayed until 1891. It was completed in four months by J.W. Baughman and thirty-six workers as a modification of the queen posttruss design. The trusses have a horizontal cross piece extending across a center post flanked by two compression timbers slanting down and outwards with a set of iron rods slanting down and inwards. The concrete abutments were added in 1958. This bridge isthe southernmost covered bridge remaining in Georgia.
HM NumberHM9N8
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number49-1
Year Placed2000
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 682822 N 3465126
Decimal Degrees31.30616667, -85.07895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.37', W 85° 4.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 22.20" N, 85° 4' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 485 Co Rd 80, Blakely GA 39823, US
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