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Tallulah Falls Bridge

Photos 

Approach from north looking southeast.

Photo taken by JT Legg

BH Photo #157581

Map 

Street View 

    Description 

    Information from updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS):

    Current National Register Status of Bridge: Eligible. GHBI 1981.

    Local, Determined Eligible, or NR Historic District/Status: One of 3 high artistic merit bridges in scenic location.

    Setting/Context:

    The bridge carries the 1930s alignment of US 441over the river in the gorge. The hydroelectric dam was completed in 1914. The segment of highway is located in the Tallulah Gorge State Park. Access to it is not controlled.

    Physical Description:

    Well proportioned, 3-span, reinforced concrete deck arch with brush hammer finish to spandrel walls while arch ring is smooth finish. Deco-style concrete balustrades.

    Summary of Significance:

    The bridge was determined eligible in 1981. It is one of three aesthetic bridges built by the department in the scenic area in the early 1930s. All three remain.

    Facts 

    Overview
    Concrete arch bridge over Tallulah River on Old US 441 in Tallulah Falls
    Location
    Rabun County, Georgia
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1932
    Builder
    - State Highway Department
    Design
    Arch
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
    Total length: 158.8 ft.
    Deck width: 17.7 ft.
    Recognition
    Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +34.74975, -83.40221   (decimal degrees)
    34°44'59" N, 83°24'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    17/280105/3847920 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Tallulah Falls
    Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
    600
    Inventory numbers
    GA 24150250 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
    BH 12576 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
    Inspection report (as of June 2016)
    Overall condition: Fair
    Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
    Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
    Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
    Sufficiency rating: 48.2 (out of 100)
    View more at BridgeReports.com

    Update Log 

    • August 20, 2018: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added NR eligibility info from GHBS
    • November 13, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller

    Sources 

    • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
    • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
    • Amber Rhea