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Gilmer Ferry Rd

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View of concrete deck road surface

Etowah River Bridge, Gilmer Ferry Rd

Photo taken by Mark Slaughter in March 2012

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BH Photo #247597

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Description 

What is interesting about this bridge is that it crosses the river in sight of the old road and ferry location. In a field next to the bridge was the Battle of Taliwa in 1755 between the Cherokee and Creek Indian nations for control of North Georgia. The Cherokee won a decisive victory in a stickball game, and ruled the area until the Trail of Tears in 1838 when they were forced out of Georgia by the white settlers. Ball Ground, GA is named for stickball played by the Cherokee for recreation and to settle disputes.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Etowah River on Georgia Highway 372
Location
Cherokee County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Replaced the Gilmer Ferry
Design
Concrete stringer
Also called
Ball Ground Rd
GA 372
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.31801, -84.34336   (decimal degrees)
34°19'05" N, 84°20'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/744449/3800613 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ball Ground East
Inventory number
BH 55342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,274)
Cherokee County, Georgia (6)
Concrete stringer (618)
Georgia (554)
Have street view (22,579)
Open (36,892)
Owned by state (13,897)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 27, 2013: Added by Mark Slaughter

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