Alcovy Trestle Bridge, Newton County, Georgia

The Alcovy Trestle Bridge, which carries a CSX rail line over the Alcovy River, has a long and bloody history. It is believed that the stone pilings are the remains of an earlier bridge that Sherman burned down during the Civil War. During the 1940's the bridge was the scene of several lynchings of young black men from the area. The bridge is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of one of the victims. A longer and more detailed story about these events is covered in this Covington News article

Mary Ellen Mark

"I work in color sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white - I like the abstraction of it."