Rating:
2 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
Inventory numbers
GA 19950460 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12584 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
104

Update Log 

  • 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 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER GA-138 - Red Oak Creek Bridge, Spanning (Big) Red Oak Creek, Huel Brown Road (Cov, Woodbury vicinity, Meriwether County, GA
  • Luke

Comments 

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.