Covered Bridge in Smyrna reopened after being hit again

Jan. 20—The 150-year-old covered bridge on Concord Road in Smyrna has been reopened after it was once again hit by a vehicle and closed for repairs.

Cobb DOT was repairing the protective beam of the bridge Friday morning, according to the county.

"Concord Road has been reopened to (hopefully height appropriate) traffic," the county said on its Twitter. "The bridge is fine."

The historic covered bridge has been the site of crashes and closures that have grown too numerous to count, the most recent occurring in December.

The bridge's low clearance, indicated by abundant signage around the bridge, is the cause of most of the accidents.

The bridge was built in 1872 and is the county's only remaining covered bridge still in use. In 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.