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Sweetwater Creek Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by Jeff Champion in March 2005

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BH Photo #370163

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Street View 

Description 

Bridge remnants still lie in the creek below.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Sweetwater Creek on Lower River Road
Location
Douglas County, Georgia
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Replaced & abanbdoned 1972; Destroyed by flooding in ca. 2009
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.71702, -84.61359   (decimal degrees)
33°43'01" N, 84°36'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/721132/3733338 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 64592 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Destroyed by flood (331)
Douglas County, Georgia (2)
Georgia (551)
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Lally columns (254)
Lost (18,681)
Lost 2010 (374)
Lost during 2010s (1,998)
Pony truss (15,049)
Truss (29,443)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added photos & edited history per forum comment by Jeff Champion
  • November 15, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 12, 2014: Added by Zachary S

Comments 

Sweetwater Creek Bridge
Posted November 15, 2016, by Jeff champion (champ1964 [at] aol [dot] com)
Sweetwater Creek Bridge / Lower River Road
Posted November 15, 2016, by Jeff Champion (champ1964 [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge closed in 1972 when the new bridge opened about 150 yards down stream. Bethlehem Steel was the Maker of the Construction Materiel. My Cousin actually ran our Corvair Dune buggy off the bridge at the Southern entrance. He put the car in the top of a tree which gently laid the car to the center of the creek, Unharmed.