Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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Watson Mill Covered Bridge and Mill Historic District
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Watson Mill State Park in late Fall 2005
Watson Mill Bridge State Park is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Nearest city Comer, Georgia
Coordinates 34°1′34″N 83°4′23″W / 34.02611°N 83.07306°W / 34.02611; -83.07306Coordinates: 34°1′34″N 83°4′23″W / 34.02611°N 83.07306°W / 34.02611; -83.07306
Built 1868
Architect King,W.W.
Architectural style Other
Governing body State
NRHP Reference #

91001147

[1]
Added to NRHP September 5, 1991

Watson Mill Bridge State Park is a 1,018 acre (4.12 km²) Georgia state park located near Comer and Carlton on the South Fork of the Broad River. The park is named for the Watson Mill Bridge, the longest original-site covered bridge in Georgia, which spans 229 feet (69.73 meters) across the South Fork River. The bridge, being more than 100 years old, is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. Georgia once had over 200 covered bridges, but only 20 now remain. The park also offers a scenic nature trail and a new hiking/horse trail that winds through the thick forests and along the river’s edge.

Facilities[edit]

  • 21 Tent/Trailer/RV Sites
  • 3 Pioneer Camping Sites
  • Group Shelter
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
  • Boat Rental

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 

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