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Steele's Bridge

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Steele's Covered Bridge

The Atlanta Constitution: June 2 1977

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BH Photo #474387

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Facts 

Overview
Lost covered bridge over Amicalola Creek on Steele's Bridge Road
Location
Dawson County, Georgia
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Destroyed by fire in 1977, replaced by steel truss bridge in 1980
Design
Covered Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.44508, -84.20903   (decimal degrees)
34°26'42" N, 84°12'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/756424/3815041 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Juno
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
50
Inventory numbers
GA 08550210 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12545 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 24, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Steelbridge Road Bridge
Posted January 2, 2007, by JIm (jamesdsteele [at] windstream [dot] net)

The name used appears to say the bridge is made of steel.

The actual name is Steele's Bridge and Steele's Bridge Road. It was named for the family who actually put up the bridge pre-civil war. Their homestead was next to the original covered bridge and they were allowed to charge a toll.

The original Covered Bridge was burned down in 1976. A new bridge built by the Chumleys (who were kin to the Steeles) was built using steel trusses.

The name remained Steele's Bridge and the road Steele's Bridge Road.

Jim Steele