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Altamaha River Bridge


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The 100-span, 4,081'-long bridge is composed of several span types. The main spans are built-up continuous design girder-floorbeam spans with a suspended section in the span over the channel (124'-91'-150'-91'). There is also a simply supported 80'-long girder-floorbeam span. The suspended sections are connect with pin and hanger links. The piers for those spans were replaced in 1969. The north approach has an 11-span continuous stringer approach span with span lengths between 70' and 86'. There are also 83, 32'-long T beam approach spans. All are finished with standard design concrete balustrades. The substructure units are concrete column and cap bents.

The continuous design bridge is large, but it represents technologies and details that were well established prior to the Second World War. It was designed during the war and then built right after it. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details, and it is not historically or technologically significant. Earlier examples that have been identified as historic represent the pre-war technological advances used in this bridge.


Girder-floorbeam bridge over Altamaha River on US 1
Appling County, Georgia, and Toombs County, Georgia
Open to traffic
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1969
- State Highway Department
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 4,080.9 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.93979, -82.35470   (decimal degrees)
31°56'23" N, 82°21'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/371952/3534562 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baxley NE
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
GA 00100110 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 65753 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 30, 2018: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Toombs County, Ga.; adds County Line Crossing to categories
  • January 28, 2015: New Street View added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com