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Old Ila Road Bridge

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Old Ila Road Bridge

Photo taken by Cate Short

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BH Photo #490277

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Description 

Information from Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS):

Setting/Context:

Bridge sits on north side of modern road with 1990 bridge over same feature. Setting is rural and access to abandoned road and bridge is gated.

Physical Description:

The 3-span bridge consists of an approximately 20'-long stringer approach span on the east end and two, 60'-long riveted Warren with verticals pony truss spans that have bolted field connections. The earlier stone substructure units have concrete caps, and the 15'-wide bridge deck is concrete. Rolled H section is used for the upper chords while the other members are angles with battens. There is considerable impacted rust.

Summary of Significance:

The bypassed pony truss bridge was determined eligible as part of the state's first bridge survey. It is dated 1924, and it was bypassed by at least 1990.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned warren deck truss bridge over South Fork Broad River on Old Ila Road
Location
Madison County, Georgia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Bypassed by a new bridge between 1982 and 1993
History
Built 1924
Builder
- State Highway Department
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.16339, -83.29464   (decimal degrees)
34°09'48" N, 83°17'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/288480/3782651 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2021: New photo from Amber Rhea

Sources 

  • Amber Rhea