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Ernest Vandiver Causeway


Ernest Vandiver Causeway

Clear day elevation of haunched plate girder bridge (left) and causeway (right). Note the alteration to the bridge pier by way of a large concrete block/beam

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BH Photo #473517


The Ernest Vandiver Causeway crosses the Chattahoochee River between Eufaula, Alabama and Georgetown, Georgia. The crossing is mostly composite concrete fill, but at the far western end is a steel haunched deck plate girder bridge, which is a design of girder bridge that outside of Arkansas is relatively uncommon. An unusual alternation to the structure is that a large concrete block has been added on top of one of the piers - it is not clear what purpose this alteration served or may be presently serving.


Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Chattahoochee River on U.S. Route 82
Georgetown, Barbour County, Alabama, and Quitman County, Georgia
Open to traffic
Built 1962
Steel haunched deck plate girder bridge
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 1,131.9 ft.
Deck width: 55.4 ft.
Also called
Eufaula-Georgetown Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.89135, -85.13335   (decimal degrees)
31°53'29" N, 85°08'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/676536/3529912 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
AL 7641 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 89537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.1 (out of 100)
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  • June 8, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel


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