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The Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge - Jackson Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 12.827 W 083° 32.603
17S E 265685 N 3788785
Quick Description: The Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge is located next to the new covered bridge on Hurricane Shoals Park Rd. The marker is inside the county park, no fee.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2009 4:25:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM7HRH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 7

Long Description:

The Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge


On this site in 1882, the original hurricane Shoals covered bridge was completed, spanning some 127 feet at the cost of a mere $1,433. Vandals burned the old bridge in 1972, spoiling a community landmark and transportation corridor that had been in use for nine decades. Portions of the original footing are still visible today. Efforts to develop the historic shoals is a county park followed. In 1994, work began to secure federal and local funding to rebuild the bridge and to construct a history village. Key players included the Tumbling Water Society, the Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge Committee, DOT board members and Commerce native Steve Reynolds, and state representative and county commissioner Pat Bell. Dr. Cecil Hammond, a retired UGA engineer, developed the first working drawings for the new bridge. An “ISTEA” grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation provided the bulk of the funding for the project, which also included bike paths and related improvements. Private donations and county funds also assisted. The work was completed under the leadership of Jackson County Board of Commissioner, Harold the Fletcher, chairman. On September 22, 2002, the new bridge and bike paths were formally dedicated, marking the culmination of an eight-year effort.

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: None

Date: None

Sponsor: None

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