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Salem Road Bridge

Photos 

Approaching the bridge

Photo taken by Garrett Boon in October 2006

BH Photo #112359

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Flat Shoal Creek on Salem Road
Location
Troup County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Design
Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 178.8 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.91833, -84.97667   (decimal degrees)
32°55'06" N, 84°58'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/689201/3644049 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hilyer
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
380
Inventory numbers
GA 28501000 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12619 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 11.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.

Comments 

Salem Road Bridge
Posted August 6, 2014, by Ryan Scallon (ryan [at] haydenoutdoors [dot] com)

If the State Historical Society or and individual wants to save the bridge and help pay for the relocation of it. We can give it an extended life in Windsor, CO

Salem Road Bridge
Posted August 5, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

I have to say, it's crystal clear that through truss bridges pose a hazard for oversized vehicles and I can see why the county wants a pony truss bridge. I can only hope that the actual through truss bridge is taken off and stored for possible reuse, unless the contractor is eyeing dollars for scrap metal, which is unfortunately the most likely case....

Salem Road Bridge
Posted August 4, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Hilarious! That website says the following:

The style of the new bridge, which was determined by a town hall meeting vote that received unanimous support, will be similar in appearance to the old bridge.

Everyone at the town hall obviously is blind. See the below renderings of each bridge. You decide.

Salem Road Bridge
Posted August 4, 2014, by David Eike (eikes [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The county has put together a webpage with the replacement bridge project overview and a number of photos of the bridge.

http://www.troupcountyga.org/salemrdbridge.html

Salem Road Bridge
Posted July 30, 2014, by David Eike (eikes [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)
Salem Road Bridge
Posted July 27, 2014, by David (David [dot] ChubbContracting [at] gmail [dot] com)

Plan is to store bridge until new home can be found, media will get involved on Mon. we have worked with county on other projects, moved largest boat ramp into West point lake with county. Thanks David

Salem Road Bridge
Posted July 26, 2014, by David Wild (david [dot] chubbcontracting [at] gmail [dot] com)

Historical group wants to save bridge, we offered to store it, we have plenty of room. offered to store it for county for ten years, we have done a lot of projects with the county over the years. just one more thing to do. Basically the right thing to do. need help with moving a bridge or any other large object(train,plane,ship or buildings call) Thanks David

Salem Road Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

David,

I forgot to ask:

Have you spoken to the county directly?

Is there an active local historic preservation group that is aware of your intent?

Would they willing to make a stink and get the media involved should the need arise?

What is your intended method of bridge removal?

Regards,

Art S.

Salem Road Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

David,

What you have encountered is not uncommon. You need to be persistent and creative. If you can do the job for the amount the contractor bid for the demo you are in a strong position. Nathan Holth may be able to provide some guidance.

If you don't mind me asking, what is your long term goal for the bridge?

Regards,

Art S.

Salem Road Bridge
Posted July 25, 2014, by David Wild (david [dot] chubbcontracting [at] gmail [dot] com)

We have bid with the contractor for the county to move the bridge and store it on our property for future use, the contractor building the new bridge padded our cost so high that demo became the most cost effective, we have asked for the demo cost and if we can meet it then the bridge could be saved. we have gotten no response ?? It is tax dollars that pay for projects and tax payers should have a say in how there money is spent.

Salem Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2014, by ArtS

Scheduled for replacement this year as well as 3 or 4 others:

http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2014/07/08/government-market-m...

Salem Road Bridge
Posted August 4, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If Federal Funds or Federal Agency involvement applies to this bridge project, and the bridge is eligible for the National Register as stated, Section 106 should apply.

Salem Road Bridge
Posted August 4, 2013, by Dot Thrailkill (dthrailkill [at] wirelesshometown [dot] com)

The county plans to take down the steel bridge. The community is against this waste of tax payer money. They plan to move it, and build another one in its place. That bridge holds alot've memories for all residents that live around there.Do you have any suggestions how we can save this bridge? It is eligible for the National Registery of Historic Places.

Salem Road Bridge
Posted January 2, 2009, by Lou Brackett (loubrackett [at] clayton [dot] edu)

Photos taken by Robert Brackett, Nov. 2008.