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Kilgore Mill Bridge 10-07-04x

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Interesting Government Statistic 

Written by Eddie Douthitt

The NBI report lists the 1998 average daily traffic for this bridge to be 90 vehicles per day. That's a pretty amazing feat for a bridge that burned in 1993!!!

Facts 

Overview
Covered Town lattice truss bridge over Appalachee River on Briscoe Mill Rd. (Carl Davis Rd.)
Location
Walton County, Georgia, and Barrow County, Georgia
Status
Lost, burned by arsonists April 23, 1993
History
Built 1874, burned by arsonists April 23, 1993
Builder
- David J.Thompson
Design
Town Lattice Truss
Dimensions
Span length: 133.9 ft.
Total length: 133.9 ft.
Deck width: 10.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 14, 1975
Also called
Bethlehem Bridge
Briscoe Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.89963, -83.73940   (decimal degrees)
33°53'59" N, 83°44'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/246688/3754406 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winder South
Inventory numbers
NRHP 75000572 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
GA 29750020 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
WGCB 10-07-04x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 12623 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1999)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
90

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Builder
  • May 10, 2010: New photo from Eddie Douthitt
  • May 9, 2010: Essay added by Eddie Douthitt

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Comments 

Kilgore Mill Bridge
Posted June 17, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I rode out the last recession in the sunbelt, and was living in Georgia in '93 and distinctly remember news stories when this bridge bridge burned.

It is lost.

Can't explain either the NBI or Wiki Commons information.

Kilgore Mill Bridge
Posted June 16, 2014, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net)

As best I know, the story posted is accurate. If you look on Google Earth, the last house on the right, on the west side of the river, is where the gentleman we spoke to about it lives. He said it hadn't been there in many years, and from looking at the latest image from Google Earth, I would say that's true.

Kilgore Mill Bridge 10-07-04x
Posted June 15, 2014, by Anonymous

There is a picture of this bridge on Wikimedia Commons dated 2006! Would someone please clarify the information of this bridge?

Kilgore Mill Bridge
Posted July 11, 2013, by tom

Hey Eddie, that 90 vehicles a day is the same one, General Lee. lol