Concord Covered Bridge

Upcoming Events

Hello Friends. There are several exciting events coming up I wanted to make sure you were aware of: Covered Bridge Historical Lecture Bridge Closure for Repairs Annual Tree Planting Community Serivce Smyrna’s 150th Birthday Celebration Historic Ruff Cemetery Cleanup Covered…
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Horace King – American Architect

In celebration of Black History Month February 2021, we wanted to highlight the life of Horace King, an American architect, engineer, and builder of covered bridges. In keeping with our purpose to educate and promote quality planning, preservation, and conservation…
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Audio Tour App is LIVE…Download the Tour!

The Friends of the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District proudly announce the release of our Historic District Audio Tour App.

This Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour explores numerous historical sites and other prominent landmarks within and adjoining the Historic District.  The narration will enrich you about the people and their lives from the 19th century when these lands were first settled. The Audio Tour App is also filled with additional visual content.

You can take the Tour starting from three different locations around the Historic District and be guided Stop-by-Stop as…

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Audio Tour App Under Development

Your Friends of the Concord Covered Bridge are busy developing a Smartphone App that will lead visitors along an exciting and educational Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour of the Historic District.  This unique App will take tour takers to and through fourteen different locations within and around the District; pointing out its landmarks, describing the rich history of the area, and providing supplemental photo and video content, right on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

The App utilizes GPS Locations from your Smartphone to lead you from point-to-point…

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Unearthing Cobb County’s Historic Maps

I have always been fascinated with maps. Old maps; unfamiliar maps; maps that hold lost information; maps that show secret buried treasures; maps that walk you through dark unknown caves, etc…. The best birthday party I ever attended I was…
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Poem: The Covered Bridge Exposed

The Covered Bridge Exposed, by Jeffrey Zygmont In wintertime one hundred years ago New Hampshire country people couldn’t go across a covered bridge upon a sleigh because the cover kept the snow away, and runners under sleighs won’t glide on…
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Concord Covered Bridge — Construction Update

I recently talked with the site supervisor to get an update on the Concord Covered Bridge project. He reports that work is progressing well with no major problems and that they are on schedule. To start the project, two very…
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Step Up to Clean Up

CALLING ALL NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS TO “ADOPT-A- MILE” Saturday, October 14th, 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM, in the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District. Step Up to Clean Up. Come by the Silver Comet trail head on Concord Road Saturday morning…
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Repairs to Concord Covered Bridge Begin This Summer

Cobb County has approved $803,000 for needed repairs to the Historic Concord Covered Bridge. The work, being done by Suncoast Restoration and Waterproofing, will begin this summer and should be completed before the end of the year. The project involves…
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Plein Air Painting at the Concord Covered Bridge

Spring is officially here, and the weather couldn’t be better for plein air painting. The Concord Covered Bridge has been a beautiful landmark in Cobb County since the 1800s, and has been painted by hundreds of artists over the years….
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The Covered Bridge

The Concord Covered Bridge is the focal point of the surrounding Historic District.It is famous as the only covered bridge remaining in Cobb County, still open to automobile traffic, and traffic counts show it as the busiest covered bridge in…
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