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Old Confederate Bridge

Photos 

Collapsed approach Span

Photo taken by James F. Gentner in March 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #135201

Map 

Street View 

Essay 

Written by James F. Gentner

Bridge was made obsolete in 1959. The new bridge carries the Georgia-Florida Highway (SR 300) over the Ochlockonee River.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Ochlockonee River
Location
Thomas County, Georgia
Status
Abandoned
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.92863, -83.99673   (decimal degrees)
30°55'43" N, 83°59'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/213639/3425543 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Merrillville
Elevation
154 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 41237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

6-panel truss (580)
Abandoned (3,339)
Bypassed (169)
Georgia (583)
Have street view (25,411)
Lally columns (299)
Pin-connected (3,697)
Pratt through truss (5,008)
Pratt truss (8,743)
Thomas County, Georgia (3)
Through truss (14,045)
Truss (31,235)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • March 14, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • March 10, 2009: Essay added by James F. Gentner
  • March 4, 2009: Added by James F. Gentner

Sources 

  • James F. Gentner - jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old Confederate Bridge
Posted July 2, 2016, by David Barrentine

I wish they would save this bridge, something like moving it to Cherokee Lake and use it on the walking trail.

Old Confederate Bridge
Posted January 23, 2015, by Matt Lohry

Roger,

Thanks for the head's up on the railroad bridge! I've added it to the website.

Old Confederate Bridge
Posted January 22, 2015, by Roger Nott (rogernott [at] att [dot] net)

The CSX RR bridge a mile downstream is impressive

Old Confederate Bridge
Posted January 22, 2015, by Roger Nott (rogernott [at] att [dot] net)

Thanks for posting. Here's the bridge 1/17/2015

Old Confederate Bridge
Posted January 22, 2015, by Roger Nott (rogernott [at] att [dot] net)

Thanks for posting. Here's the bridge 1/17/2015