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SAL - Ocmulgee River Bridge

Photo 

CSX - Ocmulgee River Bridge

Macon GA

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #285951

Map 

Description 

Through truss swing bridge over the Ocmulgee River on the Macon, Dublin & Savannah Railroad, which was controlled by the Seaboard after 1907 and fully absorbed in 1958. The bridge also featured two through truss eastern approaches. Replaced at some point between 1954 and 1972 with the present deck plate girder bridge, which is currently operated by the Georgia Central Railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Ocmulgee River on Georgia Central Railway
Location
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915; lost ca. 1960s
Railroads
- Macon, Dublin & Savannah Railroad (MD&S)
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
Design
Through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.82398, -83.60060   (decimal degrees)
32°49'26" N, 83°36'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/256546/3634769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Macon East
Inventory number
BH 61441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Changed design to reflect aerial imagery, added description
  • June 18, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected RR
  • June 18, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

SAL - Ocmulgee River Bridge
Posted April 5, 2015, by Ian Martin

Based on the 1954 aerial, this was a through truss swing with two truss approaches. The wider piers on the current bridge show the 1915 span lengths.