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CSX - Altamaha River Bridge

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Altamaha River Railroad Bridge

Trains passing through.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #267794

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Altamaha River on Csx Railroad
Location
Doctortown, Wayne County, Georgia, and Long County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Warren through truss Strauss Heel Trunnion Type
Dimensions
Total length: 117.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.65488, -81.82754   (decimal degrees)
31°39'18" N, 81°49'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/421541/3502480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Doctortown
Inventory number
BH 58297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 20, 2013: Updated by J.P.: bridge crosses a county line.
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • October 5, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

At the end of the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment you may have seen the name Sarah Jones. She was a camera assistant killed a couple of weeks ago during a shoot on this bridge.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/midnight-rider-acciden...

There's a good reason the railroads make it a point to keep people off their property. Be safe.

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 7, 2013, by Don Morrison

It was very likely built over the deep channel, but over time the river has changed it's course slightly and the part under the bridge has silted in. The river has meandered and left oxbow lakes that can be seen in the vicinity on satellite views, so it was probably a lot different 100 years ago.

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 6, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to the site the images are from, this bridge was built with a movable span so that the river would still be navigable by steamboats during times of high water.

Also worth noting as that those pictures were taken during October 2012, when Georgia, as well as most of the country was experiencing a drought.

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 6, 2013, by Anonymous

Why would they build the moveable span over the shallow part of the river?

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2013, by Robert Thompson

It's a shame there's no water under the bascule span... ;)