Turkey Creek Bridge
GDOT Transportation Explorer
BH Photo #226353
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:
- Inventory numbers
- GA 28900020 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 51502 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 03/2015)
- Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.6 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- August 16, 2017: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added Description from Georgia Historic Bridge Survey database
- February 29, 2012: Added by Eddie Douthitt