Covered Bridge of the Day


Bill Bowser, my Pen Pal and contributor to Tolley’s Topics, is a an ardent fan of covered bridges. He has just returned from a 3,200 mile road trip. This particular trip took him through the states of WV, VA, NC, SC, TN, GA, & AL. He visited 41 traditional covered bridges in those states.

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The Euharlee Creek covered Bridge was built in 1886 by Washington W. King (son of former slave and noted bridge builder Horace King) and Jonathan H. Burke. It is a 138 ft. long, single span Town lattice truss bridge located in Cartersville, Bartow County Georgia. It has been closed to vehicular traffic since 1980.

Ithiel Town a Connecticut architect and civil engineer patented this type of truss in 1820. It is fastened together with what were called treenails (or trunnels), which are no more than large dowels.

 

 

PHOTOS BY: BILL BOWSER....FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO

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