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Heritage Park Trail - Oostanaula River Bridge

Photos 

Overview where the Oostanaula and the Etowah merge together as the Coosa

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt

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BH Photo #127362

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Swing Warren through truss bridge over Oostanaula River on the former Central of Georgia Railway (Now used as a pedestrian bridge)
Location
Rome, Floyd County, Georgia
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1905 by the American Bridge Company for the Central of Georgia Railway, later abandoned then refurbished by the City of Rome as a pedestrian bridge
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Central of Georgia Railway (CG)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Swing Warren through truss with plate girder approaches
Also called
CG Oostanaula River Bridge
Robert Redden Footbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.25417, -85.17659   (decimal degrees)
34°15'15" N, 85°10'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/667895/3791842 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rome North
Inventory number
BH 38048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 13, 2013: New photos from Frank Mills
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • February 10, 2009: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added coordinates
  • November 9, 2008: Added by Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

Comments 

Central of Georgia Railway Bridge
Posted March 31, 2013, by Anonymous

Looks like on the center of the bridge they have an American flag that lights up at night.

Central of Georgia Railway Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Essentially just looks like a massive caisson/lolly column if you ask me.

Central of Georgia Railway Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have to agree with Mr./Ms. Anonymous. I believe the center pier was cast in place just like the fixed span columns.

Central of Georgia Railway Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by Anonymous

From what I've seen on this web site I think the central pier was always encased in steel.(iron ?) Anyway, beautiful bridge.

Central of Georgia Railway Bridge
Posted March 10, 2010, by Robert Thompson

My guess is that the central (turntable) pier is masonry, but that it began to deteriorate and was encased in steel plate. Comments?