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Rex Bridge

Photos 

East approach looking southwest

Photo taken by JT Legg taken February 2007

BH Photo #163503

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Mill Walk was formerly known as Rex Road

Information from updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS):

Setting/Context:

The bridge carried a local collector or arterial road over a stream at the mill at Rex. It was bypassed in 2010-11 and has been removed from the state inventory. The bridge remains in place.

Physical Description:

The riveted, Warren with verticals and polygonal upper chords is traditionally composed. The upper chords/end posts are rolled H section. Verticals and diagonals are built up members are lower chords. Many of the original field bolts have been replaced by high strength bolts. Each floorbeam is underpinned at the ends, but several of the beams do not bear on the added supports. One end post has impact damage. Concrete deck.

Summary of Significance:

The 1932 Warren pony truss bridge was determined eligible in 1981 as part of the state's first bridge survey . It is also located in what appears to be a small historic district centered at the bridge, mill, brick commercial building and the railroad. It was underpinned at some point. The bridge has been bypassed by a new bridge on a new alignment, but it remains in place next to the mill.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Big Cotton Indian Creek on Mill Walk
Location
Clayton County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Builder
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
Design
Riveted Polygonal Warren Pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 94.8 ft.
Total length: 94.8 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Big Cotton Indian Creek Bridge
Rex Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.59303, -84.26880   (decimal degrees)
33°35'35" N, 84°16'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/753454/3720376 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jonesboro
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
8,420
Inventory numbers
GA 06300860 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12540 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 18, 2018: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added NR eligibility info from GHBS
  • September 1, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: changes name to Rex Bridge
  • April 25, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and info.
  • April 23, 2010: New photos from James Legg

Related Bridges 

  • New Rex Road Bridge (Downstream) - Rex Road re-routed to new bridge; old bridge now carries Mill Walk

Sources 

  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Amber Rhea

Comments 

Big Cotton Indian Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2015, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is fully open to vehicular traffic, as of September 2015

Big Cotton Indian Creek Bridge
Posted November 11, 2011, by James Daniel (jedaniel1967 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge now closed to traffic since the new bridge was built slightly downstream and Rex Road was widened and re-routed about two years ago. The pony truss bridge is now a pedestrian only structure and is slated to be the centerpiece of a redeveloped historic Rex, Ga.