Kicker: Concord Covered Bridge


NICK EICHER, HOST: Back in Civil War days, the Concord Covered Bridge in Cobb County, Georgia, burned down.

The locals rebuilt it in 1872, but now it faces a modern threat: GPS.

Drivers who are only following on-screen directions appear to be missing crucial warning signs, like this one: the bridge entrance is only 7-feet high.

Since December, five vehicles have smashed into a 7-foot warning beam placed immediately in front of the bridge.

But just as technology is threatening the bridge, technology also promises to save it.

Highway officials have installed a radar system that flashes a much-earlier warning when approaching vehicles are too tall to cross.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/Bridgehunter.com)

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