Covered bridge to open

Blount County’s historic Horton Mill Covered Bridge is about to open for traffic. It passed an inspection by county engineers Thursday and is scheduled to open following Monday’s county commission meeting. The Horton Mill bridge is located just northeast of Oneonta on Highway 75. It is 208 feet long and spans the Calvert Prong of the Warrior River 70 feet above the water, making it the highest covered bridge over a body of water in the U.S.