After a summer break from mayhem, Cobb County’s historic covered bridge had another close call.
A dump truck struck the metal barrier protecting the 145-year-old piece of history Tuesday on the Smyrna side of the Concord Road Covered Bridge, said county spokesman Ross Cavitt. The road re-opened after about 2 hours.
He said the bridge was not injured, just that the metal protective barrier was knocked down.
This happens so often to the bridge that the country bridge crew carries a kit with them to fix the metal barrier.
The barrier, which looks like a giant yellow staple, was part of the $800,000 in taxpayer funds spent to revamp and repair the leaning bridge last fall.
The county usually charges drivers who break the protective bar between $400 and $600.
The last time that happened was in late June with a U-Haul truck, one of the most common offenders.
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