Sunday, May 11, 2008
Spring Travel Part Twelve: Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge
Even though it suffers from vandalism and the adjacent park from neglect, Southwest Georgia's historic Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge is still one of my favorite spring travel destinations.
Surviving covered bridges are rare and this one is unique because it is the southernmost original "kissing bridge" in the United States.
Built in 1891 at a total cost of $490.41, the old bridge crosses a small waterfall on Coheelee Creek in Early County, Georgia. Located off Highway 62 West about nine miles southwest of the county seat of Blakely, the bridge is less than 30 minutes east of the city of Dothan, Alabama.
Of the 17 original covered bridges still surviving in Georgia, it is the only one located south of Macon.
To read more about the Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/coheelee1.