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Concord Covered Bridge 10-33-02

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Entrance To Bridge

Photo taken by James Adorno in July 2007

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Overview
Covered bridge over Nickajack Creek on Concord Road in Smyrna
Location
Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1872
Design
Two-span Queenpost through truss with tension rods. Load-bearing stringers added to bridge.
Dimensions
Span length: 131.5 ft.
Total length: 131.5 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1980
Also called
Ruff Mill
Nickajack Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.84919, -84.55886   (decimal degrees)
33°50'57" N, 84°33'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/725857/3748116 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mableton
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001001 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
GA 06750830 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 36503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 3.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
5,170

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2016: New video from Will Truax
  • March 2, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data.
  • September 19, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is a Queenpost truss and is listed on the NRHP
  • March 11, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Updated coordinates
  • April 29, 2008: Added by James Adorno

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Concord Covered Bridge 10-33-02
Posted April 15, 2016, by Dingus Milktoast (oldclymr [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited on April 15, 2016. Owner of house graciously allowed me on his property to visit the underside of bridge and creek bed. Really cool bridge though top siding is in very poor repair. Owner told me too-tall-trucks strikes the steel guards (7 feet high) frequently. Very busy, at least 50-75 cars crossed while I photographed bridge.

Concord Covered Bridge 10-33-02
Posted April 5, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I agree this is very unusual for a covered bridge. And indeed very few metal truss bridges in this state have been preserved to date as well. A lot of abandoned bridges that would be great candidates for relocation, restoration, and use on a trail however.

Concord Covered Bridge 10-33-02
Posted April 4, 2016, by Michael Taylor (Battlebotguy2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nathan my question is how did they let a covered bridge get into such bad shape? It does not say good things for thd state of this counties historic bridges if they let a usually favored covered bridge get to such a poor state. I truly am afraid of what condition this counties historic non covereds are in. Tbh I do not believe this county cares at all and will probably let this bridge deteriorate and collapse.

Concord Covered Bridge
Posted July 11, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Sufficiency rating of 3%? Based on experience with other historic bridge types such as metal truss and concrete arch, this bridge's condition requires removal and replacement with a two lane pre-stressed adjacent box beam structure, despite any historic value and/or preservation potential. But its a covered bridge so they will probably rehab for continued vehicular use.

Concord Covered Bridge
Posted July 11, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I had always heard that this bridge carries a high volume traffic count.......but 26,000+ cars a day???.....really???