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Browns Bridge

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Diagonal view looking south/southeast

Photo taken by JT Legg in January 2006

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Lake Lanier, Chattahoochee River on Browns Bridge Road (GA 369)
Location
Hall County, Georgia, and Forsyth County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built in 1955 replacing a covered bridge submerged by Lake Lanier
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 326.8 ft.
Total length: 1,371.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.26172, -83.95099   (decimal degrees)
34°15'42" N, 83°57'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/228276/3795116 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chestatee
Inventory numbers
GA 11700220 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 44966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 39.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
13,100

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 1, 2012: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Merged data
  • April 22, 2010: Added by James Legg

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Browns Bridge
Posted May 24, 2012, by Brian (bnhwillard [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is being studied for replacement. Unfortunately the replacement bridge appears to be a concrete cookie cutter. If you want to see it in person, make plans to do so over next couple of years. For latest details on the replacement plans, check the Georgia DOT website.