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Swan Bridge

Photos 

Side view looking downstream (west). Photo by Brad Sprinkle taken June 1988.

Photo from Historic American Engineering Archive

BH Photo #156880

Map 

Description 

This is the only completely lost bridge in the vicinity of Dial (southern Fannin County). It was a single span through truss immediately southwest of Silver Fox Trail (CR 222). Though the bridge was replaced, the road was not paved until at least a decade later.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Toccoa River
Location
Fannin County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced in 1989
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Toccoa River Bridge, County Road 218 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.75421, -84.19049   (decimal degrees)
34°45'15" N, 84°11'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/757172/3849382 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilscot
Inventory number
BH 44304 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1918 (457)
Built during 1910s (9,080)
Fannin County, Georgia (13)
Georgia (573)
Lost (20,687)
Lost 1990 (160)
Lost during 1990s (3,788)
Owned by county (19,433)
Pratt through truss (4,784)
Pratt truss (8,341)
Replaced by new bridge (13,553)
Through truss (13,555)
Truss (30,496)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2010: Added by James Legg

Sources 

  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER GA-73 - Fannin County Road 218 Bridge, Spanning Toccoa River, Blue Ridge vicinity, Fannin, GA