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Sixth Street Bridge


Photo taken by C Hanchey in March 2009


BH Photo #136016

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Through truss bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad on Sixth Street in Griffin
Spalding County, Georgia
In storage or disassembled
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1958
- Central of Georgia Railway (CG)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Pair of pin-connected Warren through trusses
Length of largest span: 99.7 ft.
Total length: 694.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.25045, -84.26205   (decimal degrees)
33°15'02" N, 84°15'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/755081/3682395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Griffin North
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
GA 25500480 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
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: 28.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 29, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Relocated", "Rail-to-road"
  • July 12, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is in storage.
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • March 25, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey



Sixth Street Bridge
Posted March 28, 2013, by Chris (chris_godat [at] hotmail [dot] com)

They are currently behind the Kawanis fairground, right by the Griffin airport, and the driving range/second hole of the Griffin City Park golf course. If you turn at the fairgrounds, there is a dirt road that keeps ongoing--follow it, and the bridge parts are right before the woods--just a month ago my children and I explored them.

Sixth Street Bridge
Posted July 12, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The historic trusses are supposed to be in storage at an airport: http://www.griffindailynews.com/view/full_story/17987259/art...

Sixth Street Bridge
Posted July 11, 2012, by Chris (chris_godat [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is currently being removed for a newer one. I am a Griffin resident and hate to see it go.

Sixth Street Bridge
Posted December 1, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Have a look at the color postcard reproduced as part of the photos for this Frisco railroad bridge at Fort Smith, Arkansas, from the 1880's. The trusses (the flat topped ones) are similar, if you remove some of the scroll work at the top. The scroll work is not absolutely essential to the stability of the bridge as it is under the cross-bracing.


Sixth Street Bridge
Posted December 1, 2009, by ralph jones (rjones [at] dfiequipment [dot] com)

This bridge is scheduled to be replaced by the GDOT during 2010. Arrangements have been made to save the truss structure for the city of Griffin. We have been unable to gather much information about the bridge. There is a picture of the bridge being assembled , dated 1906. We have no information about the company that manufactured the bridge. There are no markings on the bridge. There is some speculation that it was a railroad bridge originally, then as rail loads got heavier this bridge was replaced from its original use and the city of Griffin became the owner and used it for vehicle traffic.

I am hoping that someone reading this might help me in my search.



Ralph Jones