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Old Sidney Lanier Bridge

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #137661

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost vertical-lift bridge over Brunswick River on US 17 at Brunswick
Location
Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1956, replaced by new cable stay bridge
Builder
- Sverdrup & Parcel of St. Louis, Missouri (Designer)
Design
Vertical lift using modified Warren Deck Truss
Plate Girder Approach Span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 295.0 ft.
Total length: 4,471.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 54.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.12333, -81.48167   (decimal degrees)
31°07'24" N, 81°28'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/454076/3443370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jekyll Island
Inventory numbers
GA 12700030 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12573 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 21, 2015: New photo from David Backlin
  • October 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city
  • August 27, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 19, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: HAER photos

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Old Sidney Lanier Bridge
Posted March 2, 2011, by Nathan Holth

Drawing from GDOT showing historic and replacement bridge. Measurements for historic bridge.