Watson Mill Bridge, 1885, Oglethorpe County

Georgia’s longest covered bridge is one of my favorite places. Watson Mill Bridge was built in 1885 over the South Fork of the Broad River by Washington (WW) King, son of the freed slave and great bridge builder, Horace King. The bridge is supported by the town lattice truss system and wooden pins.

The bridge is accessible at Watson Mill Bridge State Park, near Comer. It’s truly one of the most picturesque and beautiful outdoor spots in all of Georgia. Fewer than 20 of Georgia’s 200 historic covered bridges remain.

2 thoughts on “Watson Mill Bridge, 1885, Oglethorpe County

  1. Stacy Dwayne Aaron

    Except that the bridge, itself, is in Oglethorpe County. You only enter Madison County, after crossing the bridge.

    1. Brian Brown Post author

      Thanks, Stacy. I noticed I had never placed a tag on it, so I must have been unsure. Bridges can be confusing as to location, so I appreciate your help.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.