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Jones Bridge/ Moores Bridge

Photos 

Historic Jones Bridge

Photo taken by Garrett Boon in December 2006

BH Photo #112354

Map 

Brief history 

From the official Carroll County GA website

The first Moore’s Bridge was built in 1857 by Horace King, who was also a 1/3 owner along with James Moore and Charles Mabry. This 480 foot long wooden covered bridge spanning the Chattahoochee River was burned by Union troops during the Civil War on July 14, 1864. Horace King built a second wooden covered bridge between 1867 and 1868, which he also co-owned with Moore and Mabry. This bridge was washed away in the flood of 1881. During the early 1900’s the Jones family acquired the site and erected a metal bridge across the Chattahoochee in 1917.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Chattahoochee River on abandoned section of Old Newnan Road
Location
Carroll County, Georgia, and Coweta County, Georgia
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1917
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.48320, -84.88723   (decimal degrees)
33°28'60" N, 84°53'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/696301/3706854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitesburg
Inventory number
BH 36308 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2010: Essay added by Eddie Douthitt
  • February 9, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added coordinates
  • February 23, 2008: Updated by Garrett Boon

Sources 

Comments 

Jones Bridge/ Moores Bridge
Posted February 19, 2017, by Rick (Reaj2008 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge is still there standing on its 100 year anniversary! Although I made sure to paddle under it quickly as it honestly looks like it could all come down at Any moment. Of course the pillars will be there for hundreds of years after the steel structure ends up in the river. The state will certainly have a clean up on their hands when it falls as the water is only like 5 feet deep on average, so the bridge fall will block the waterway.

Jones Bridge/ Moores Bridge
Posted February 21, 2012, by Anonymous

The bridge is still there as of 02/21/2012. It did not wash away. Carroll County has purchased the property on the west side of the river and will incorporate the remains of the bridge into a new 400+ acre park.

Jones Bridge/ Moores Bridge
Posted November 13, 2009, by Garrett Boon (onefiddle [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am not home to confirm this, but my folks said what was left of this bridge had been washed away by the recent flooding in Carroll and Douglas counties. I am very sad about this, because this old bridge was one of my favorites.