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Old Highway 84 Overpass

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Description 

The following text was taken from the updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey.

Setting/Context:

The bridge carries a two-lane road over a track of the CSX Railroad, the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The setting is rural with forests and scattered farms and residences. The bridge is on a bypassed section of old US 84/SR 38. The route was included in the original state highway system of 1919. It was upgraded to a gravel-surfaced road from 1923 to 1924 at which time this bridge was constructed to replace a grade crossing on an old alignment to the east of the bridge.

Summary of Significance:

The skewed 5-span T beam bridge has concrete balustrades, paneled fascia, and 3-column concrete bent piers and spill thru abutments. The bridge is a well preserved standard design T beam bridge on a bypassed section of early 1920s state highway that retains its integrity of setting. The bridge is also one of the earliest state highway department sponsored grade elimination projects identified by the survey. The bridge has good integrity although portions of the balustrades have been damaged, and a section on the east side approach span has been replaced with two-rail high concrete railings. Because of its age and association with early state highway improvements in this region of the state, the bridge is historically distinguished from the fewer than 60 pre-1930 T beam bridges evaluated by the survey.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over CSX Railroad on Old US 84
Location
Thomas County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923
Builder
- State Highway Department
Railroads
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
Design
The bridge is a representative example of a common type and design. It was a state standard design used extensively for improvements to roads taken into the state highway system.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.79500, -83.80833   (decimal degrees)
30°47'42" N, 83°48'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/231276/3410256 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boston
Inventory numbers
GA 27551070 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 51573 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 40.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
720

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2017: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added information on NR eligibility from Georgia Historic Bridge Survey
  • July 2, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected info per forum comment
  • March 2, 2012: Added by Eddie Douthitt

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Comments 

Old Highway 84 Overpass
Posted July 3, 2016, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Topographic maps of the area indicate this was originally part of the Seaboard Coast Line

Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge
Posted July 2, 2016, by David Barrentine

This bridge is actually over the CSX Bow Line, not Norfolk Southern, and it's a DOT bridge not a RR bridge.