COMER, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) – A historic Georgia covered bridge is closed after being damaged by a suspected drunk driver.
Oglethorpe County deputies say the 134-year-old historic Watson Mill Covered Bridge will remain closed until further notice after what deputies say was a "DUI-related accident."
Photos shared by Sheriff David Gabriel show a truck seemingly stuck sideways inside the bridge.
The bridge is the longest covered bridge in the state at 229 feet. It was built in 1885 by Washington King, the son of a freed slave who became a famous covered-bridge builder.
It’s one of the 20 covered bridges remaining in the state.
Officials say you should use Highway 72 through Comer, Georgia until the bridge is reopened.