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South Court Street Bridge

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Historic Photo

View of South Court Street on GDOT Bridge 027-0003-0, looking south showing landscaped median and light posts (since removed), c. 1948. Photograph from The History of Brooks County Georgia.

BH Photo #413391

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Description 

Serial #: 027-0003-0

Information from the updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS):

Setting/context:

The bridge carries a 4 lane city street/state highway over a service road and two tracks of the CSX Railroad (former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad) at the south end of the central business district in Quitman. The Quitman Historic District is bounded by the railroad and US 221, but the district boundaries were specifically drawn to exclude the bridge, which in 1982 when it was listed was outside the 1859-1932 period of significance. Construction of the bridge approaches in 1938 required the removal of a city park to "accommodate state highway standards and increased traffic flow."

Summary of Significance:

The 6-span steel stringer overpass with earth-filled approach ramps was built in 1938 as one of the many WPA-funded grade crossing elimination projects in the state. The bridge is a standard design with no technologically significant details or features, but it is located contiguous to the Quitman Historic District. When the district was listed in 1982, the bridge was not old enough to be evaluated as contributing, but it is now. The overpass is a prominent feature in the town that developed in response to the railroad, and it is a contributing element to the district themes of transportation and community development. Since the bridge is now of historic age, it is recommended that the district nomination be amended to include the bridge as a contributing resource.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over CS 735 & CSX RR on US 221/SR 333
Location
Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
This bridge is scheduled for replacement as part of GDOT P.I. #0013714. Because the bridge is eligible for the National Register and is also a contributing feature to the NR-listed Quitman Historic District, its replacement will constitute an adverse effect under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. GDOT and FHWA will undertake mitigation.
History
Construction funded by WPA
Builder
- State Highway Department
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 258.0 ft.
Deck width: 52.3 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Quitman Historic District
Also called
CSX Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.77842, -83.56039   (decimal degrees)
30°46'42" N, 83°33'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/254967/3407848 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
GA 02700030 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 79635 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2017: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added GA Inventory Number

Sources 

  • Amber Rhea