Concord Road Covered Bridge Closed Several Hours Tuesday After Accident
Do you think the covered bridge is a safety hazard?
Concord Road was closed for several hours Tuesday afternoon while Cobb police worked to clear an accident on the covered bridge at the border of Smyrna and Mableton.
The department’s Public Information Officer Dana Pierce said the damage wasn’t as serious as past accidents at the bridge.
“It doesn’t sound like the worst like it usually is where they knock most of the covered bridge down, but it probably is reduced them going through there,” he said. “I don’t think it’s anything serious, I think just think it’s a typical property damage crash.”
As Pierce said, this isn’t the first accident on the one-lane bridge. In April 2011 a woman driving a U-Haul truck tried to drive through the bridge. This caused an iron height barrier post to fall and block the roadway to traffic.
At the time of the accident Mableton resident Ron Gause who lives directly behind the bridge that crosses Nickajack Creek said there are accidents there "all the time."
"This is one of the highest accident areas in Cobb County," Gause said.