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Alexander Bridge

Photos 

Angled View of Bridge

Photo taken by James Adorno Fall 2006

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BH Photo #113868

Map 

Description 

The bridge is a contributing resource to the National Register designation for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge formerly over West Chickamauga Creek on Alexander Bridge Road
Location
Walker County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907; stone abutments date to 1897; bridge rehabilitated 1971; closed to vehicular traffic 2009, relocated to park in Walker County
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 77.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.90677, -85.22964   (decimal degrees)
34°54'24" N, 85°13'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/661739/3864134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Ridge
Inventory numbers
NRHP 66000274 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12532 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
310

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2017: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 3, 2016: Updated by Ben Tate: Relocated to Walker County
  • July 26, 2015: New photos from Andy Peters
  • December 25, 2011: New photos from Eddie Douthitt
  • December 24, 2011: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Reopened to traffic after replacement with new truss structure
  • July 11, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is to be replaced with truss span relocating.
  • September 19, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park NHRP designation
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Updated coordinates
  • June 28, 2009: Updated by Eddie Douthitt
  • April 29, 2008: New photos from James Adorno

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Comments 

Alexander Bridge
Posted July 8, 2017, by Zachary S

Relocated safely to a park AND replaced by a decent looking modern pony truss. If an old truss absolutely must go from its original site and another historic bridge can't be used as a replacement, you can't ask for a much better outcome.

Alexander's Bridge
Posted July 15, 2009, by Rob

The bridge is only closed to motorized vehicles. Pedestrians and bicycles are still allowed on it.