3 votes

Browns Bridge



Diagonal view looking south/southeast

Photo taken by JT Legg in January 2006


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Lake Lanier, Chattahoochee River on Browns Bridge Road (GA 369)
Hall County, Georgia, and Forsyth County, Georgia
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
Built in 1955 replacing a covered bridge submerged by Lake Lanier
Through truss
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:
Inventory numbers
GA 11700220 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 44966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
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 2012)

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



Browns Bridge
Posted April 4, 2016, by Anonymous

This bridge is not even deficient either, it is in fair condition according to the report. This is really an atrocity, as its replacement will be an eyesore. Luckily one youtuber had the bright idea to film a drive across it http://youtu.be/oFo88nVgDKw so there is video record of it's existence as well as photographs.

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.