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Pickens Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt

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BH Photo #189668

Map 

Build date 

Written by Eddie Douthitt

The NBI gives the build date as 1930, but the pinned connections point to this bridge being several decades older. I'm thinking this bridge was moved here in 1930. If anyone has any info about the history, please contact me.

Facts 

Overview
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Pickens Creek on Turner Hill Road
Location
Elbert County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1991 with addition of steel reinforcement beams, note the high weight ratings in the pictures
Design
Queenpost pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 54.8 ft.
Total length: 54.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.23259, -82.76029   (decimal degrees)
34°13'57" N, 82°45'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/337875/3789346 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rock Branch
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
40
Inventory numbers
GA 10550710 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.8 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1930 (1,659)
Built during 1930s (11,220)
Elbert County, Georgia (11)
Functionally obsolete (7,199)
Georgia (581)
NR-eligible (4,011)
Open (38,118)
Owned by county (19,991)
Pin-connected (3,682)
Pony truss (15,664)
Queenpost truss (236)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,580)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,964)
Truss (31,118)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 3, 2010: Essay added by Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com