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Howard's Covered Bridge-GHS 109-2-Oglethorpe Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 59.186 W 083° 08.007
17S E 302931 N 3762703
Quick Description: on southern end of Chandler Silver Road [dirt road] and intersection with Cloud's Creek Road about 1.3 miles west of Cloud's Creek Baptist Church marker
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 5:24:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM6RP7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
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 fam complex of James Monroe Smith with the Georgia Railroad at Dunlap.

2000.13 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of 109-2
Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 109-2

Date: 2000.13

Sponsor: The Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration

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