The Concord Road covered bridge is a landmark in Cobb County. From tales of chocolate-eating ghosts to accidents, the covered bridge has a unique and interesting history. As a one-way bridge with no traffic lights, the bridge often relies on courtesy in allowing cars through. While this has led to several accidents, the most common type of accident affecting the covered bridge is trucks who are too tall trying to pass through it. This has led to the implementation of signs and warning devices to keep drivers of large trucks from getting stuck.
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a motorcyclist who was ejected at the covered bridge.
64-year-old Tasha Dyson was operating a 2011 Harley Davidson Road Glide traveling eastbound on Concord Road. She entered the bridge and lost control, hitting the guardrail on the right side of the bridge, throwing Dyson from the bike.
Dyson was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries.
The covered bridge has a seven-foot clearance. The bridge has been the location of several close calls since 2017. The drivers of too-tall vehicles crashed into metal beams intended to prevent the bridge from being destroyed in such instances.
These close calls prompted Cobb County to install another warning system that would alert drivers of the low clearance on the bridge.
Between January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019, police responded to six additional crashes at the covered bridge.
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