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Jack Glass Road Bridge

Photos 

Looking west

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in May 2010

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BH Photo #164630

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Description 

Information from 2012 Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS):

Setting/Context:

The single-lane bridge carries an unpaved rural road over a tree-lined stream in a rural setting on the county line with Barrow County.

Physical Description:

The light, traditionally composed Warren with verticals pony truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments and has bolted field connections. It is finished with a wood plank deck. The bridge has severe impact damage to one end post and some verticals. There are also missing bolts.

Summary of Significance:

The Warren with verticals pony truss bridge was determined not eligible in 1981. The plaque identifies Leamons & Evans of Atlanta as the fabricators, but nothing is known about the firm. The company is not listed in Victor Darnell's inventory of pre-1901 bridge fabricators. This bridge is identical to 105-5022-0 in Elbert Co. that was determined eligible in the 1981 survey. There is also a third example from the same fabricator, and it too was determined eligible in 1981 (105-5071-0). This bridge has significant impact damage and deterioration that will make the prudence of rehabilitation a considered choice. Refer to the management plan for 105-5022-0 for an appropriate decision making protocol for this bridge.

Bibliography: GADOT. Bridge Inspection File & Plans.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Apalachee River on Jack Glass Road
Location
Walton County, Georgia, and Barrow County, Georgia
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1930 by Leamon and Evans of Atlanta
Builder
- Leamon and Evans of Atlanta, Georgia
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 79.7 ft.
Total length: 79.7 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Jerico Road Bridge
Tom Camp Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.91347, -83.66523   (decimal degrees)
33°54'49" N, 83°39'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/253589/3755761 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winder South
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
490
Inventory numbers
GA 29750150 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2020: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added NR eligibility and info from GHBS
  • May 14, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added alternate name
  • May 9, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Corrected GPS coordinates
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Status

Sources 

  • Dave Michaels
  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Amber Rhea

Comments 

Jack Glass Road Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Tom

Went to see this bridge today, a wonderful sight to see how it was done many years ago. To bad the Builders plaque is gone, shows it here in May 2010 pics so it lasted 80 years whom ever took it I hope it fell off your mantel on your head and gave you some insight to swiping something that is not yours.

Jack Glass Road Bridge
Posted April 11, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

So weird to see this bridge "in the news". Just by chance I have been preparing a HistoricBridges.org update that will include this bridge... The bridge isn't even officially added to the website, but here is a direct link which has some additional photos of this bridge prior to closure. http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/index.php?bri...

Jack Glass Road Bridge
Posted April 11, 2010, by Anonymous

I left the previous comment; here is the photo taken Saturday

10 April 2010.

Jack Glass Road Bridge
Posted April 11, 2010, by Anonymous

This bridge has been barricaded and closed to all traffic.

Recent heavy rains most likely compromised the support structure, It hasn't collapsed.