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Abandoned Old US 27 Little Armuchee Creek Arch

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Bridge over Little Armurchee Creek. Old US27

Photo taken by Jeremy Whitehead in November 2014

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BH Photo #346381

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Description 

This bridge is in remarkable condition for having been abandoned since the late 1960's when US 27 was re-routed and turned into a 4 lane highway. As can be seen from the photos, it has numerous trees and other growth growing on top of it, but the understructure seems to be fully intact and it should be there for quite a few years to come.

There is a powerline or pipeline trail that runs just to the East of the current routing of US 27. I came in from that direction and then parked the Jeep and hiked to it. It is well hidden back in the woods but can occasionally be spotted from the Northbound bridge of the current US27. You can just barely see the old routing of old US27 as it leads off into the woods.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Little Armuchee Creek on Old routing of US 27
Location
Chattooga County, Georgia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Obviously part of the old routing of US27 prior to the 4 Lane re-route
Builder
- Unknown
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.42031, -85.24091   (decimal degrees)
34°25'13" N, 85°14'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/661652/3810163 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Armuchee
Inventory number
BH 70599 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,047)
Arch (11,258)
Chattooga County, Georgia (12)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,640)
Concrete inset railing (396)
Deck arch (10,495)
Georgia (554)
Have street view (22,551)
US 27 (16)
Unknown (32)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2016: New photos from Jeremy Whitehead
  • January 19, 2016: New Street View added by Jeremy Whitehead

Sources 

  • Jeremy Whitehead

Comments 

Abandoned Old US 27 Little Armuchee Creek Arch
Posted May 30, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It appears to be a Luten arch bridge in fact one directly associated with Daniel Luten based on the detail at the corners of the arch rib. Refer to Jim Cooper's book about Indiana's concrete bridges for details about Luten arches.

Abandoned Old US 27 Little Armuchee Creek Arch
Posted May 30, 2016, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net)

Nice find. I've lived in North Georgia all my life and never knew it was there.