My name is Clinton Dwain Settle. My fathers name was Jerry Lee Settle, Grandfather was Clarence Delas Settle, Grandmother was Genell Settle. The bridge and much of the local area adopted the Settle name from our family. I only caught bits and pieces of the history as a child. Near by there is also a local historical landmark called the Settle House. I've heard about stories of my father as he lived there with his Uncle Toy. From the stories I've heard, Indians buried gold somewhere around that area that had never been found. Is it true, may be. Where, who knows. It's is a beautiful bridge and agree it should be restored. If anyone has any additional history i would love to hear it. CLINT.SETTLE@GMAIL.COM
We used to hang out here a lot in the early 80's. Rumor had it that this bridge was haunted by a woman who had hung herself from the bridge after her husband was shot by the Forsyth County Sheriff. Supposedly that also happened at the bridge. It was very spooky at night but very cool. I'm glad to see it hasn't fallen down yet. It should be saved and made into a pedestrian path over the river..
Hi My name is Dwayne.My grandfather use to tell me about crossing Settles Bridge when it once had wood on it.But that had to have been some time ago.As a teenager,some friends and i use to go to the bridge and walk across the I beams to the Cumming side.I've also jumped off that bridge from the middle of the lower beam and off the very top in the middle.Was frighting at the time but i done it anyways.I've spent alot of time there.Whether it was taking walks or just watching the the water flow past.Really enjoy that place.Hope someone can save that bridge from collapsing into the river.That's part of both county's history.
A couple of questions:
I found this old bridge, known as Settles Bridge last week while driving by and I have lived near it for appoximately 8 years. I was impressed by the beauty of the bridge. Will a historical marker be placed at the bridge on the Forsyth County side? Also, it would be nice to have a platform on the Forsyth County side to view/take pictures of the bridge along with a historical marker. Will the bridge ever be open again for people to walk across?