Concord bridge set to close for repairs Tuesday
by Justin Larson
August 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 3214 views | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A vehicle passes through the Concord Covered Bridge crossing Nickajack Creek in Smyrna. Starting Tuesday morning, motorists traveling along Concord Road will have to find an alternate route over the creek until Sept. 10 because of scheduled repairs on the bridge, which was built in 1872. <br> Staff/Kelly J. Huff
A vehicle passes through the Concord Covered Bridge crossing Nickajack Creek in Smyrna. Starting Tuesday morning, motorists traveling along Concord Road will have to find an alternate route over the creek until Sept. 10 because of scheduled repairs on the bridge, which was built in 1872.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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SMYRNA — The Concord Covered Bridge in Smyrna will shut down Tuesday for repairs. A section of Concord Road between the East-West Connector and South Hurt Road will stay closed for one month, which means drivers will have to find alternate routes.

Detours are being planned for Hurt Road and South Hurt Road during the maintenance by a Cobb Department of Transportation bridge crew. Repairs to the 131-foot-long bridge involve completely replacing the wood in the bridge’s decking and runners, and are expected to cost about $30,000, according to division manager Bill Shelton. Signs will be placed to alert drivers.

“It’s part of the culture and the history of the area,” Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott said of the bridge. “It’s a piece of the community and is something unique to our residents.”

The Concord Covered Bridge was built in 1872 and is one of 17 covered bridges remaining in Georgia. The bridge is part of the county historic district named after it.

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August 11, 2014
How many times are we going to repair this bridge?
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August 10, 2014
like this make me proud to pay my taxes. Seriously.
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