The Coral Springs Historic Covered Bridge is the only place you can visit today, that has been preserved to look exactly as it did in 1964.
Coral Ridge Properties (CRP) built a covered bridge as the entrance to the new City of Coral Springs as a sales technique. Colonial in style the covered bridge was landmark draw that demonstrated the future style of the city which would become, A City in the Country. The Covered Bridge was the first structure built in the City of Coral Springs. It was designed by George Hodapp in The Hills subdivision. This tract of land would become home of the Land Sale BBQ which was hosted by Johnny Carson in 1965. The bridge was also along the historic Bridle Path and near the Coral Springs Saddle Club Ring.
Built by Lewie Mullins, and George Porter, and other Coral Ridge Properties employees. The 40-foot bridge has a single steel span that crosses N.W. 95th Avenue just south of Wiles Road. Originally painted barn red, James S. Hunt, president of Coral Ridge Properties, wanted to convey a sense of the Old South on the otherwise barren landscape.
Over the years, the bridge and murals have been restored but they mark the location of the only covered bridge in the state of Florida in the public right-of-way. Now the Bridge has the distinction of a Florida Heritage Site Marker in recognition of its architecture and historical significance to the state. Stop by and see where the history of Coral Springs began.