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Turkey Creek Bridge


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The bridge carries a two-lane state highway over a stream in a sparsely developed, rural area in wooded wetlands. SR 19 was laid out as part of the original 1919 state highway system, but the Twiggs County portion was not hard paved until the early 1930s.

The 5-span reinforced-concrete T beam bridge was built in 1932 and is composed of 5, 26' long spans. It has bracketed, cantilevered deck sections finished with handsome concrete balustrades. It does not exhibit unusual or innovative details. The bridge appears to have been constructed as part of the initial permanent improvements to SR 19/US 80, which was not hard paved until the early 1930s. While unaltered, it is one of over 70 pre-1933 T beam bridges in the state and is not individually distinguished. T beam bridges of this design were used since the late 1920s, but the technology dates to the 1910s.


Concrete tee beam bridge over Turkey Creek on US 80
Twiggs County, Georgia
Open to traffic
Built 1932
- State Highway Department
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.64500, -83.31389   (decimal degrees)
32°38'42" N, 83°18'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/282959/3614297 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
GA 28900020 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 51502 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 16, 2017: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added Description from Georgia Historic Bridge Survey database
  • February 29, 2012: Added by Eddie Douthitt


  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Amber Rhea