The Concord Covered Bridge will be temporarily closed for stabilization. Built in 1872, it is the only covered bridge still in use on a public highway in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The bridge was hit by a vehicle last October and has been leaning since. The Cobb DOT has developed a plan to construct a floating steel frame inside the bridge to correct the leaning and strengthen the bridge. The historic wooden bridge will not be directly attached to the floating steel frame, allowing the wooden bridge to expand and contract as needed. The steel frame will not be visible from the exterior of the bridge, and will be tucked behind original timber joists inside the bridge where possible. The steel frame will also be painted to match the color of the wood. Cobb Landmarks supports the preservation of this historic treasure and understands that these additions must be made in order for the bridge to survive and continue serving drivers. We will monitor the construction at the bridge and will keep our members updated.
Photo by Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, Inc.