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Alcovy Trestle Road Bridge

Photos 

View Of East Approach

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #310075

Map 

Description 

The Alcovy Road Bridge is composed of two steel bolt connected Warren pony trusses with verticals and one pin-connected Pratt through truss. The overall length of the bridge is 225 feet. The bridge is 12 feet in width and has a timber deck. This bridge is one of 73 Pratt trusses recorded in Georgia and one of 41 trusses identified as a Pratt through truss. It is one of four such bridges recorded in Newton County and the only bridge in Newton County composed of more than one truss.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Alcovy River on Alcovy Trestle Road
Location
Newton County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
One Pratt through truss span and Two Warren pony truss spans
Dimensions
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.63944, -83.77869   (decimal degrees)
33°38'22" N, 83°46'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/242275/3725643 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey
Inventory number
BH 64998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 24, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER GA-62 - Alcovy Road Bridge, Spanning Alcovy River, Covington, Newton County, GA