How The Heck Do You Cross The Covered Bridge?
A story posted earlier on Smyrna-Vinings Patch revealed that everyone does it differently, but there is a “correct way” to cross the Concord Road covered bridge.
Ask a community if anyone knows the correct way to cross a covered bridge and you’ll get a variety of responses:
“I've heard its three cars at a time, then alternate...not sure if its true though.”
“The correct way to yield is one at a time alternating sides of the bridge.”
“The cars that are waiting on the opposite side when you pull up should all get to cross before you go. If you are there first you should cross first.”
No one could agree on how to cross the bridge, but everyone agreed that some drivers’ methods are more creative than others.
“I have seen more numbskull driving maneuvers near that bridge.”
Smyrna-Vinings Patch decided to settle the question once and for all with a quick call to the county.
“If there are cars on each side of the bridge, one side goes then the other side goes,” said Cobb County’s Director of Communications Robert Quigley. “So, you would go and the people behind you would just follow you across the bridge. Once you guys all cleared the bridge, the folks behind me then we would cross the bridge.”
To clarify, all the cars from one side go together no matter the number. Then the cars from the other side go. Be sure to turn your lights on.