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Ladd Bridge


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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Abandoned through truss bridge over Petit Creek just off GA 113 in Cartersville
Bartow County, Georgia
Abandoned with deck removed
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.14783, -84.82976   (decimal degrees)
34°08'52" N, 84°49'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/700086/3780675 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 12524 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


7-panel truss (371)
Abandoned (3,480)
Bartow County, Georgia (18)
Georgia (604)
Have street view (26,089)
Pin-connected (3,816)
Pratt through truss (5,207)
Pratt truss (9,022)
Through truss (14,553)
Truss (31,951)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2016: New photos from Jeremy Whitehead
  • April 2, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • November 23, 2008: New photos from Eddie Douthitt
  • February 25, 2008: New photos from Garrett Boon
  • August 8, 2006: Posted new photos


  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jeremy Whitehead


Ladd Bridge
Posted January 19, 2016, by Jeremy Whitehead

It's still here in 2016, although it simply continues to deteriorate. The new Dollar General store has completely obliterated any trace of the old road it used to serve. I look at this bridge, a reminder of a time long ago, every time I head into Cartersville and wonder if it will still be here the next time I go by.

Actually, I would have thought that with several metal recycling facilities in the area, that it would have been torn down and sent for recycling by now.

Ladd Bridge
Posted November 30, 2007, by Leslie Brown (lbrown [at] edwards-pitman [dot] com)

Does anyone know what road this bridge originally carried and the date of when it was abandoned?