Peoples Bridge, Suwannee River 2022-11-27

Update 2022-12-13: Alligator, Church, Peoples Bridge, Suwannee River –Ken Sulak 1880-07-13.

Ken Sulak remarked, “I also want to visit the ‘Peoples Bridge’ site on the Suwannee a few miles downstream of the Cone Bridge. This was a wooden foot and wagon bridge possibly built by the congregation of the Oak Grove Church around 1870 so folks on the Hamilton side could attend church on the Columbia side.

“The double row of old cutoff timber pilings emerges at low water.”

The pilings are supposed to be visible when the White Springs Gauge is below 51.0 feet.

[Emerged tops of cutoff pilings of the People's Bridge. --Ken Sulak]
Emerged tops of cutoff pilings of the People’s Bridge. –Ken Sulak

Does anybody know the whereabouts or history of this Oak Grove Church?

[Map: Peoples Bridge and Old Fargo Road --Ken Sulak]
Map: Peoples Bridge and Old Fargo Road –Ken Sulak

The left (east) bank in Columbia County is owned by SRWMD; the right (west) bank in Hamilton County is privately owned.

[Map: Peoples Bridge in WWALS SRWT Map]
Map: Peoples Bridge in the WWALS map of the Suwannee Rivr Water Trail.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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