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Concept of geometry escapes another driver at Cobb’s covered bridge

Someone has tried to put 10 pounds of U-Haul box truck in a five-pound historic covered bridge, proverbially.

Cobb County said on its Facebook page Friday that a driver almost rammed their U-Haul into the 145-year-old Concord Road covered bridge than spans Nickajack Creek.

The county said the driver was cited and will be charged the cost of repairing the warning beam, usually $800. Crews are working to fix it.

“They've become so experienced at it they work like a NASCAR pit crew,” the county said in its post.

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The seven-foot warning beams, which looks like big yellow staples, were installed in 2009 to protect the bridge from unaware drivers because this happens so often. The most recent U-Haul uh-oh was May 31.

According to the U-Haul website, the smallest box truck they rent is 10 feet tall.

And in all fairness, most people who are moving have things other than how tall their rented U-Haul is to worry about.

The historic covered bridge was renovated last fall. The overhaul took four months and cost $802,000 of SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds.

Crews during the makeover replaced the bridge’s decaying siding and shingles in addition to adding structural supports because it was starting to lean.


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