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Mill Creek Bridge

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Meriwether Old SR 41 Bridge over Mill Creek

Photo taken by Amber Rhea in May 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #356981

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Description 

The following description is from the updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey.

The bridge carries a bypassed section of an old two-lane concrete state highway over a stream in a rural setting with scattered dwellings. The bridge is on a short bypassed section of old SR 41, which was taken over as part of the original 1919 state highway system. The road is east of and parallel to a branch of the Central of Georgia RR which is carried over Jarrell Branch on a timber trestle. South of the bridge is a ca. 1910 vernacular frame home.

The 4 span reinforced concrete T beam bridge (4 @ 26') has concrete balustrades, paneled fascia , and 2-column concrete bents with spill thru abutments. The bridge was built in 1922 as part of first generation state highway improvements to SR 41. The bridge is an example of an early standard state highway department design for T beam bridges with 20' roadways. Because of its age, integrity, and association with early state highway improvements on a section of bypassed highway with integrity of setting, the bridge is historically distinguished among the fewer than 60 identified pre-1930 T beam bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mill Creek on Loop Circle (Old US 27/SR 41/Roosevelt Highway)
Location
Meriwether County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922; bypassed 1960
Builder
- State Highway Department
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 26.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.07635, -84.71912   (decimal degrees)
33°04'35" N, 84°43'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/712909/3662065 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenville
Inventory number
BH 72636 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 28, 2016: Added by Amber Rhea

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