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Horse Creek Bridge

Photos 

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BH Photo #226466

Map 

Description 

The following text is taken from the updated Georgia Historic Bridge Survey.

Setting/Context:

The bridge carries a two-lane road over a stream in a forested rural setting. The bridge is on a bypassed section of old SR 33. In 1919 the state highway department took over the road (Sylvester-Moultrie Road) as part of the original state highway system. In the early 1920s the road was upgraded to a sand-clay road surface with new bridges. In the 1930s the bridge was bypassed when SR 33 was hard-paved and placed on a new alignment.

Summary of Significance:

The 6-span T beam bridge (6 @ 20') is an early example of a standard state highway department T beam bridge on a bypassed section of state highway. The bridge, which was completed in 1921, is representative of the highway department's first bridge building efforts. The bridge has concrete balustrades with paneled and capped posts, paneled fascia, and 3-column concrete bents. Although two sections of railing are missing, the bridge is one of the longer and better preserved examples of at least five pre-1930 T beam bridges in Worth County. The balustrades are an example of an early state highway department standard railing known as "Type E," which is not as common as some other types. Because of its age and association with early state highway improvements, the bridge is a historically distinguished example of a T beam bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Horse Creek on Old GA 33
Location
Worth County, Georgia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921
Builder
- State Highway Department
Design
The bridge is a representative example of a common type and design. It was a state standard design used extensively for improvements to roads taken into the state highway system.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.43473, -83.83620   (decimal degrees)
31°26'05" N, 83°50'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/230424/3481264 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tempy
Inventory numbers
GA 32150490 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 49981 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 71.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
490

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2017: Updated by Amber Rhea: Added information on NR eligibility from Georgia Historic Bridge Survey
  • March 2, 2012: New photos from Eddie Douthitt
  • November 1, 2011: Added by James Baughn

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