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Central of Georgia - Lyerly Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in February 2012

Enlarge

BH Photo #225463

Map 

Thanks 

Written by Eddie Douthitt

Special thanks to my friend Terry Trammel for finding this one for me.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Chattooga River on former Central of Georgia Railway
Location
Chattooga County, Georgia
Status
Abandoned
History
Built around 1888...that is when this line was opened for traffic
Railroads
- Central of Georgia Railway (CG)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
6 panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.38828, -85.40575   (decimal degrees)
34°23'18" N, 85°24'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/646558/3806360 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lyerly
Inventory number
BH 51322 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2012: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted", "Lally columns"

Sources 

  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Central of Georgia Lyerly Bridge
Posted July 12, 2020, by Differ (differspratt [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pic of bridge 7/10/2020

Central of Georgia Lyerly Bridge
Posted July 12, 2020, by Differ (differspratt [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hiked the abandoned rail line as part of great eastern trail last week.severely overgrown from starling mill road to this bridge. About half a mile of rail bed is fenced off by farmer just prior to bridge. Other landowners have blocked trail on this section.

Bridge ok; West end blocked by fallen tree

Central of Georgia Lyerly Bridge
Posted February 29, 2012, by Ski2xs (ski2xs [at] wispertel [dot] net)

It is a shame that the wooden flood plain trestle that extended beyond this bridge (on into Lyerly) was burned. Rumor has it by a dimwitted local who was worried about people cossing 'his land' during the rails to trails project for this line. I wish I had gotten photos of that before it happened.