Concord Covered Bridge in Smyrna, Georgia. Photo by Bob Jones Photography, @bobjonesphoto
Bob Jones Photography, @bobjonesphoto

Concord Covered Bridge in Smyrna, Georgia. Photo by Bob Jones Photography, @bobjonesphoto

A Guide to Georgia's Covered Bridges

For rustic, romantic scenery, Georgia's covered bridges make picturesque destinations any time of year.

Full of mystique and rustic character, covered bridges make dramatic subjects for photographers and thrilling destinations for travelers. From the northeast mountains to the southwest corner of Georgia, these covered bridges are some of the most picturesque around.

Auchumpkee Creek Bridge. Photo by @reneelangston via Instagram.
Auchumpkee Creek Bridge. Photo by @reneelangston via Instagram.

Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge in Thomaston

Built in 1892 and rebuilt in 1997, Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge measures 96 feet long with a town lattice truss. The bridge is not open to traffic.

Coheelee Creek Bridge. Photo by @cfowler65 via Instagram.
Coheelee Creek Bridge. Photo by @cfowler65 via Instagram.

Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge in Blakely

Nestled in the piney woods of Southwest Georgia, Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge is the southernmost covered bridge in the United States.

Concord Covered Bridge. Photo by Barbara Gaddis via Flickr.
Concord Covered Bridge. Photo by Barbara Gaddis via Flickr.

Concord Bridge in Cobb County

Built in 1872, Concord Bridge (also known as Nickajack Creek Covered Bridge) has the highest traffic count of all the covered bridges in the state combined.

Cromers Mill Bridge. Photo by gadoodles.com.
Cromers Mill Bridge. Photo by gadoodles.com.

Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge in Carnesville

Built in 1907, Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge is 132 feet long with a Town Lattice design.

Elder Mill Covered Bridge in Watkinsville, Georgia
Elder Mill Covered Bridge in Watkinsville, Georgia

Elder Mill Covered Bridge in Watkinsville

Built in 1897, Elder Mill Covered Bridge is one of only 13 functional covered bridges left in the state of Georgia. You can drive through the beautiful bridge and enjoy the sights and sounds of Rose Creek.

Euharlee Creek Bridge. Photo by Etowah Valley Historical Society.
Euharlee Creek Bridge. Photo by Etowah Valley Historical Society.

Euharlee Covered Bridge in Euharlee

Located next to the Euharlee History Museum, the Euharlee Covered Bridge is the perfect spot for photographs. Its allure is enhanced by the picturesque 1850s village surrounding it.

Covered bridge at George L. Smith State Park in Twin City, Georgia
Covered bridge at George L. Smith State Park in Twin City, Georgia

George L. Smith State Park Covered Bridge in Twin City

With natural beauty, refurbished Parrish Mill and a stunning covered bridge, secluded George L. Smith State Park is a wonderful south Georgia retreat.

Haralson Mill Covered Bridge in Conyers, Georgia. Photo by @friedom
Haralson Mill Covered Bridge in Conyers, Georgia. Photo by @friedom

Haralson Mill Covered Wooden Bridge in Conyers

Built in 1997, the Haralson Mill Covered Wooden Bridge replaces a historic ford, which crossed Haralson Mill Road, formerly an unimproved dirt road in North Rockdale County. This bridge is the first of its kind to be built in Georgia since the 1890s.

Howard Bridge. Photo by nss12166 via Flickr.
Howard Bridge in Lexington, Georgia. Photo by nss12166 via Flickr.

Howard's Bridge in Lexington

Howard’s Bridge, also known as the Imlac Bridge, is 252.5 feet long. It is not open for traffic.

Poole's Mill Covered Bridge in Cumming, Georgia. Photo by Jackie Lerch, @jackielerch
Poole's Mill Covered Bridge in Cumming, Georgia. Photo by Jackie Lerch, @jackielerch

Poole's Mill Covered Bridge in Cumming

A one-of-kind passive park, Poole's Mill Park is 10 acres of property that showcases a unique covered bridge. The bridge, built in 1901, spans the shoals of Settendown Creek. After periods of disrepair, the structure was converted from private ownership and dedicated as a county park in 1997.

Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge in Woodbury, Georgia
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge in Woodbury, Georgia

Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge in Woodbury

Only 12 miles north of Warm Springs, the old bridge is a rare surviving example of the ingenuity of famed bridge builder Horace King. Including approaches, it stretches for 391 feet, making it the longest wooden bridge in Georgia.

Covered bridge at Stone Mountain Park. Photo by Ashley Elizabeth, @fotofinished
Covered bridge at Stone Mountain Park. Photo by Ashley Elizabeth, @fotofinished

Stone Mountain Bridge at Stone Mountain Park

Listed in the “World Guide to Covered Bridges,” this quaint and historical pine and cedar bridge leads to Indian Island, a picture-perfect place for a lazy day of picnics or reading. This century-old bridge is nearly 20 feet high and was moved to Stone Mountain Park from Athens, Georgia, in 1969.

Stovall Mill Covered Bridge in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
Stovall Mill Covered Bridge in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

Stovall Mill Bridge in Sautee Nacoochee

Located in an area of White County, rich in history and legends of the Cherokee, Stovall Mill Covered Bridge spans Chickamauga Creek. This is a wonderful place to relax, have a picnic, cool off in the rushing water and enjoy the beautiful Northeast Georgia Mountains.

Watson Mill Covered Bridge in Comer, Georgia. Photo by @murfsurfandturf_photography
Watson Mill Covered Bridge in Comer, Georgia. Photo by @murfsurfandturf_photography

Watson Mill Bridge in Comer

Spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River, Watson Mill Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the state.

Published: April 2019