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Tallulah River Bridge

Photos 

Somewhat of a shot looking from the northwest. It was very difficult to get a side angle, because of the steep slope and underbrush made it too risky.

Photo taken by James Legg in July 2009

BH Photo #157579

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. Bridge type is not common.

Physical Description:

Aesthetic, 3 span bridge with 115'-long, ribbed open spandrel arch main span. Approach spans are T beams. Deco influenced balustrades. Deep cantilevered deck sections.

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 CR 152
Location
Rabun County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Builder
- State Highway Department
Design
Open Spandrel Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 114.8 ft.
Total length: 201.8 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.77891, -83.41527   (decimal degrees)
34°46'44" N, 83°24'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/278988/3851183 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tiger
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
490
Inventory numbers
GA 24150260 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12607 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2018: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added NR eligibility info from GHBS
  • March 23, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View

Sources 

  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Amber Rhea

Comments 

Tallulah River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2018, by Tom Marney (panterarosa2k [at] gmail [dot] com)

I took this yesterday.