Pickens Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt
BH Photo #189668
1930 truss left in place and converted to a single span multi-beam bridge in 1991.
10/31/2018 - County has replaced the old timber deck with a 6" concrete deck.
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.
- Queenpost pony truss bridge over Pickens Creek on Turner Hill Road
- Elbert County, Georgia
- Open to traffic
- Built 1930; rehabilitated 1991 with addition of steel reinforcement beams, note the high weight ratings in the pictures
- Queenpost pony truss
Span length: 54.8 ft.
Total length: 54.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
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)
- Inventory numbers
- GA 10550710 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of October 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.4 (out of 100)
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- November 14, 2019: New photos from Amber Rhea
- December 9, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
- December 3, 2010: Essay added by Eddie Douthitt
- Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Amber Rhea