Rating:
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Chambers Street Overpass

Photos 

East side oblique

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in December 2008

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BH Photo #130234

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden truss bridge over the Georgia Northeastern Railroad on Chambers Street in Jasper
Location
Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia
Status
Reopen to traffic with a 4-ton weight limit
History
Built 1912, Rehabilitated 2008-2009
Design
Timber pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.8 ft.
Total length: 137.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.47049, -84.43151   (decimal degrees)
34°28'14" N, 84°25'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/735907/3817319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jasper
Inventory numbers
GA 22750300 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
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: 20.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
490

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2010: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt
  • March 11, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • February 19, 2009: Updated by Robert Searcy
  • January 25, 2009: New photo from Frank Mills
  • December 13, 2008: Updated by Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

Comments 

Chambers Street Bridge
Posted December 13, 2008, by Robert Searcy

I forgot to mention this earlier....but I may have some good news for people who hate to see old bridges destroyed (me being one of them). According to what I've read and heard around Jasper (I live just outside of the city limits), there are absolutely *NO* plans to destroy (or completely replace with a UCEB...or whatever an ugly concrete bridge is called around this site) this bridge whatsoever. I do hope all that is true......because this is a very historic landmark in Jasper.

Chambers Street Bridge
Posted December 13, 2008, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)

Hello Robert,

I will correct that about the railroad. Good to hear that they plan on reopening it to vehicular traffic soon.

Thanks,

Eddie

Chambers Street Bridge
Posted December 13, 2008, by Robert Searcy

IIRC, the railroad isn't abandoned. I recall seeing trains using that railroad within the past couple of months.

Also, the bridge, from what I've heard and read, is supposed to be repaired eventually to allow vehicles to drive over it again.