Rating:
3 votes

Red Oak Covered Bridge 10-99-02

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #137710

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Red Oak Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Location
Meriwether County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in the 1840s; rehabilitated 1980
Builder
- Horace King of Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Design
Covered Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.7 ft.
Total length: 391.8 ft.
Deck width: 8.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Also called
Big Red Oak Creek
Imlac
Gay
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.03833, -84.55167   (decimal degrees)
33°02'18" N, 84°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/728642/3658200 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gay
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
104
Inventory numbers
GA 19950460 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12584 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2018: New photos from Garrett Boon
  • January 7, 2018: New photos from Garrett Boon
  • September 13, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 12, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 20, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date based on historical plaque, added builder
  • April 19, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: HAER photos

Sources 

Comments 

Red Oak Covered Bridge 10-99-02
Posted January 7, 2018, by Garrett Boon (garrettboon [at] outlook [dot] com)

Just visited this bridge. It looks like the worst of the graffiti on the bridge has been cleaned up.

This was a really neat bridge to visit. It is the oldest and longest covered bridge still in Georgia. It is in a beautiful area and definitely worth the drive to go see it.

Red Oak Covered Bridge
Posted January 15, 2014, by Susan Miller (redhorsestudio101 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I love this bridge and want to come see it someday. I watched the movie Lawless and the scenery is gorgeous there. I hope the bridge never gets vandalized. These bridges are treasures.

Red Oak Covered Bridge
Posted February 28, 2010, by Clayton Chambers (clayton [dot] chambers [at] gmail [dot] com)

Some recent photos. Graffiti has been added. The bridge really needs to be shut down and gated to keep vandals out.