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Marvelous example of 120 year old covered bridge

Certainly a worthwhile side trip if you are going down GA 15 between Watkinsville and Greensboro... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Simon R
Greensboro, Georgia
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Historic landmark

I think we all saw the movie The Bridges of Madison County. Well, you don't have to go all the way... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Fred B
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Elder Mill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Certainly a worthwhile side trip if you are going down GA 15 between Watkinsville and Greensboro. Beautifully built and maintained this covered bridge is located in a quiet/serine creek setting. The bridge, built in 1897, is an all wooden bridge except for the roof which...More

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VisitOconeeGa, Tourism Director at Elder Mill Covered Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Simon, thank you for writing a review. The bridge is definitely worth a trip too see when in the area. Glad you enjoyed it as much as we do.

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I think we all saw the movie The Bridges of Madison County. Well, you don't have to go all the way to Iowa to see a covered bridge...no, it's right here in Georgia. And one that belongs to the finest in the land: no steel...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great place to show kids an old wooden covered bridge. Not many left in south. It’s has been taken great care of and not far out of Watkinsville.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a very peaceful area and makes a nice detour if you have time to kill. The structure of the bridge is impressive.

Thank ibrake4java
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a historical site in my home town. It use to be a peaceful place to visit and sit by the creek or even under the bridge. I have been here many times growing up. It's all marked now with signs and all limiting...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Elder mill was open for a special event the day I took my children. It was interesting to see. Be careful backing out of the parking spaces. The road is not very wide and there is a bit of a drop off.

Thank two2tsnipes
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Well worth the effort to explore....easy to locate and great photo opportunity Location is filled with local history... great effort by local community to preserve a Treasure .... decorated with lights for Christmas

Thank m W
Reviewed October 2, 2017

A neat place to visit. The bridge construction is very impressive. The bridge is the destination. A nice stop on the way to the Iron Horse further down Hwy 15.

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We visited just to see the bridge with the idea of bringing others out for a picnic in the future. The bridge is covered as advertised. The surrounding area is private property. Offroad parking is limited, and there are signs posted to keep people from...More

Thank FredL757
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We drove thru this bridge twice today 9/15/2017 and let me tell you...after see g these types of bridges/architecture in the movies only it was amazing to finally get to see it in person and drive on it. Great American history and my kids liked...More

Thank jose a
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