The first Moore’s Bridge was built in 1857 by Horace King, who was also a 1/3 owner along with James Moore and Charles Mabry. This 480 foot long wooden covered bridge spanning the Chattahoochee River was burned by Union troops during the Civil War on July 14, 1864. Horace King built a second wooden covered bridge between 1867 and 1868, which he also co-owned with Moore and Mabry. This bridge was washed away in the flood of 1881. During the early 1900’s the Jones family acquired the site and erected a metal bridge across the Chattahoochee in 1917.
The bridge is still there standing on its 100 year anniversary! Although I made sure to paddle under it quickly as it honestly looks like it could all come down at Any moment. Of course the pillars will be there for hundreds of years after the steel structure ends up in the river. The state will certainly have a clean up on their hands when it falls as the water is only like 5 feet deep on average, so the bridge fall will block the waterway.
The bridge is still there as of 02/21/2012. It did not wash away. Carroll County has purchased the property on the west side of the river and will incorporate the remains of the bridge into a new 400+ acre park.
I am not home to confirm this, but my folks said what was left of this bridge had been washed away by the recent flooding in Carroll and Douglas counties. I am very sad about this, because this old bridge was one of my favorites.