Visit Callaway Gardens Covered Bridge in Pine Mountain Georgia - This covered bridge was built by Horace King and his sons in Troop Countyin 1870. Former bridge names were Harmony Road Bridge, Neeley Bridge and Wehadkee Creek Bridge. Stay and Play in Georgia!
Callaway Gardens Covered Bridge Phone: 800-225-5292 - In Pine Mountain Georgia (Harris Co.) Bridge Description: Not open to public view. Bridge was built in 1870. The Length is 60 feet. The truss is towne lattice. Former bridge names were Harmony Road Bridge, Neeley Bridge, and Wehadkee Creek Bridge.
This bridge was originally built in Troup County by Horace King and his sons. Construction of the West Point Dam would have left the bridge underwater so Callaway Gardens saved the bridge by moving it onto their property in 1965.
Shortened to fit its new home, the bridge was open to the public for many years near the current location of the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center before being removed.
Callaway Gardens says the bridge is in excellent condition in a place "not open to the public." In a few years they plan to incorporate the bridge into future developments returning it to a public area. One concern they have is finding the money to move such a large structure. The painting above is by Eva Barrow and is based on a picture from an old Callaway Gardens brochure.
Directions: From Atlanta, take I-85 south to I-185 south, to Hwy. 27 (which is 3 miles south of Pine Mountain.) In F. D. R. State Park in the Presidential Pathways Travel Region.