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Dowda Mill Bridge


Photo taken by Frank Mills in January 2009


BH Photo #132564


Street Views 


Steel stringer bridge over Sharp Mtn. Creek on U. Dowda Mill Road
Cherokee County, Georgia
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1951--last remaining wooden deck bridge in use in Cherokee County according to Roads and Bridges as of 1/09
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 19.7 ft.
Total length: 50.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.38083, -84.42722   (decimal degrees)
34°22'51" N, 84°25'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/736553/3807383 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
GA 05750150 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 12, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • January 26, 2009: New photos from Frank Mills
  • January 25, 2009: Added by Frank Mills



Dowda Mill Bridge
Posted August 12, 2009, by Billie Foulk (dixiefoulk [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My husband and I bought the piece of property from which one of the pictures was taken. We love the bridge and hope that Cherokee County will not put a pipe in and pave over. The Dowda Grist Mill use to be just north of the bridge, but is no longer there. The mill was actually on the property we now own. I would love ANY information that anyone may have. Keep the bridge!!!!

Dowda Mill Bridge, incorrectly shown in NBI as
Posted January 26, 2009, by Robert Searcy

Those guard rails must be a recent addition, as I didn't remember seeing those (only the older rails you see on the sides were there) last time I went across (a couple of years ago). There used to be another very similar bridge a small distance away, but it was replaced with one of those large pipes and just paved over like a normal road. I'm surprised they didn't do that with this bridge.