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Dial Bridge

Photos 

Side angle view taken February 16, 2006.

Photo taken by James Legg

BH Photo #156836

Map 

Description 

This bridge was abandoned in 1987 when a new bridge was constructed further west on Newport Road. The closure of the bridge coincided with the paving of Dial and Newport Roads. One of the stringer spans is collapsing and the deck is significantly rotted away.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Toccoa River on Former route of Newport Road
Location
Fannin County, Georgia
Status
Abandoned
History
Replaced by modern bridge in 1987
Design
The bridge is listed as a rivet-connected Warren pony truss with verticals.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.75952, -84.21690   (decimal degrees)
34°45'34" N, 84°13'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/754738/3849903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilscot
Inventory number
BH 44302 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,480)
Beam (14,953)
Built 1938 (836)
Built during 1930s (11,432)
Fannin County, Georgia (13)
Georgia (604)
Owned by county (20,315)
Pony truss (15,898)
Timber stringer (3,858)
Truss (31,951)
Warren pony truss (3,264)
Warren truss (6,394)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2010: New photos from James Legg
  • March 3, 2010: Added by James Legg

Sources 

  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER GA-58 - Fannin County Road 222 Bridge, Spanning Toccoa River, Dial, Fannin, GA