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Hall's Mill Bridge

Photos 

Side view looking northwest

Photo taken by JT Legg in June 2008

BH Photo #158185

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge appears to have been abandoned in 1949 when the current highway was built. The highway when completed was known as State Route 249 and is today part of US 19 and State Route 60. It is not clear where exactly the road traveled east of the bridge.

Bridge Name 

Written by Eddie Douthitt

According to info we garnered from the people at Cagle Produce which is right at the old bridge, the name of it is Hall's Mill Bridge. Special thanks go out to them for their conversations with us and sharing their recollections of the past. (By the way...they sell some wonderful chow-chow!!!)

April 2018 Update

Written by Leslie Sessums

Just spoke with the owner. He said this was THE bridge to Dahlonega until about 1938. His family has owned the property since the 1940's. There are still a couple walls left of the old mill. The owner runs a business on the property, Chestatee River Adventures, tubing and kayaking. He is in the process of restoring the bridge for pedestrian use.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Chestatee River on Old Gainesville-Dahlonega Road
Location
Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia
Status
Abandoned
Design
Camelback through truss
Also called
Chestatee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.50163, -83.96892   (decimal degrees)
34°30'06" N, 83°58'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/227404/3821781 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dahlonega
Inventory number
BH 44464 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,221)
Camelback truss (312)
Dahlonega, Georgia (1)
Georgia (565)
Have street view (24,317)
Lumpkin County, Georgia (4)
Pin-connected (3,622)
Through truss (13,348)
Truss (30,165)
Wooden deck (5,909)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2018: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck"
  • May 4, 2018: Essay added by Leslie Sessums
  • October 17, 2010: Essay added by Eddie Douthitt
  • March 16, 2010: Added by James Legg

Sources 

  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Leslie Sessums - leslie-loves-you [at] hotmail [dot] com