Here's how the $800,000 renovation of the historic Concord Road covered bridge is coming along after a week.
Photo: Cobb County DOT
Photo: Cobb County DOT

See week 1 progress of Cobb’s Concord Road covered bridge $800K revamp

We’re about a week into the four-month closure of the historic Concord Road covered bridge.

Located near Smyrna, the 145-year-old structure is undergoing an $800,000 overhaul that Cobb County commissioners unanimously approved to fund with the 2016 SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

The Cobb County Department of Transportation said the bridge, which spans Nickajack Creek, has started to lean, forcing crews to repair one of the bridge supports and install new frames inside the bridge along with other cosmetic work.

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Not only is it a drive through history, it’s also pretty convenient when traveling through the county. But with the structure closed, you can still connect to Hurt Road on the southwest side of Concord Road about a half-mile from the bridge.

The bridge closed on Monday and crews have been dismantling the decking of the structure.

The Cobb DOT posted some pictures on its Facebook page Friday morning from inside the beginnings of the renovation project. Take a look at them below.

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Photo: All photos posted by Cobb DOT

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