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11th Street Bridge Over Hawks Gully

Photos 

Photo From GDOT Transportation Explorer

BH Photo #194600

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Street View 

Description 

Information from the updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS):

The bridge is located outside of the Augusta Canal & Industrial Historic District and the National Historic Landmark Historic District. It was determined to be a contributing resource to the historic district by SHPO 3/13/2012.

Setting/Context:

The bridge carries a two-lane street over a channelized stream in an area of modern commercial and industrial redevelopment. The setting does not have historic district potential. This section of the Hawks Gulley (east of 12th St.) is a channelized drainage feature feeding the canal and controlled by gates at the 3-cell brick arch culvert at 12th St. This is the third level of the canal. It was not included within the boundaries of the Augusta Canal & Industrial HD (NR 1971, NHL 1977).

Physical Description:

The skewed, one span, 26'-long and nearly 62'-wide, brick arch bridge is finished with 6-course common bond brick spandrel walls and parapets with granite caps. The arch ring is stuccoed and scored to appear like stone voussoirs.

Summary of Significance:

The 1917 brick arch bridge is a short, late example of a type/design that has been in used in the state since at least the Central of GA RR in the 1850s. It is not individually distinguished by its technology, and it is not located in the Augusta Canal & Industrial HD (NR 1971, NHL 1977) and thus does not share the same significant context/setting as the other brick arches in Augusta (245-0100-0, 245-0075-0). Sanborn maps from the 1880s to 1890s show that the canal and its feeders were crossed throughout much of the city by wood bridges, which were progressively replaced in the early to mid 20th century with a variety of bridge types, from brick arches to reinforced concrete and steel. SHPO opined that the bridge does contribute to the historic district in which it is not located in their March 13, 2012 letter to GDOT (HP-110207-004). SHPO states that they can change boundaries for Section 106 purposes and GDOT concurs with the finding.

Bibliography:

GADOT. Bridge Inspection File & Plans.

Historic American Engineering Record. Augusta Canal. HAER GA-5. 1977.

Georgia Historic Preservation Office. NR Survey Files.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1884-1922.

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Hawks Gully on 11th Street
Location
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 2016
History
Built 1917
Design
Arch
Brick Parapets
Dimensions
Span length: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 25.9 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.47278, -81.97306   (decimal degrees)
33°28'22" N, 81°58'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/409587/3704124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Augusta East
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
2,630
Inventory numbers
GA 24500930 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 48077 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 15, 2018: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added NR eligibility info from GHBS; noted that the bridge has been replaced
  • January 11, 2018: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added NR eligibility
  • March 1, 2011: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • February 9, 2011: Added by J.P.

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