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LaGrange Highway Bridge

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Description 

Information from the updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS):

Setting/Context:

The bridge carries two lanes of traffic and two sidewalks over a track of the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Greenville. The bridge is within the boundaries of the Greenville Historic District, which has a period of significance of 1828-1939. The railroad was completed to the town in 1895, and transportation is an area of significance. The depot was used until 1969. SR 109 was added to the state highway system ca. 1937, and was listed as under construction from Greenville to the county line on ca. 1938 state highway maps.

Summary of Significance:

The three-span steel stringer bridge has concrete balustrades, sidewalks, a concrete deck, and concrete column and concrete cap bents with crash walls. The bridge is a common type but is distinguished by its setting in the Greenville Historic District. Since it was built during the period of significance of the historic district, the well-preserved 1937 bridge that carries a residential street over the rail line is a contributing resource to the district. Transportation is one of the areas of significance of the district.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Norfolk Southern RR on SR 109
Location
Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Builder
- State Highway Department
Design
Steel stringer with concrete balustrades
Dimensions
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Greenville Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.02804, -84.71608   (decimal degrees)
33°01'41" N, 84°42'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/713310/3656713 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
199-0047-0 GDOT
BH 80691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2018: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added GA inventory number

Sources 

  • Amber Rhea