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Southern - Ocmulgee River Bridge

Photos 

Portal View

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #223189

Description 

The bridge provided for a single railroad track to cross the Ocmulgee River at River Mile 135.4 until 1988 when railroad operations were permanently abandoned.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren swing bridge over Ocmulgee River on Southern Railway Company
Location
Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia
Status
Removed
History
Built 1890 Lost 1993
Builder
- Louisville Bridge & Iron Co. of Louisville, Kentucky
Railroads
- East Tennesse, Virginia & Georgia Railway (ETV&G)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Warren through truss swing bridge
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.28672, -83.45762   (decimal degrees)
32°17'12" N, 83°27'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/268559/3574869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hawkinsville
Inventory number
BH 50892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • September 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "East Tennesse, Virginia & Georgia Railway", "Southern Railway", "Railroad"
  • January 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Wrought iron", "HAER documented", "East Tennesse Virginia and Georgia Railroad Co.", "Navigable waterway"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER GA-75 - Ocmulgee River Bridge, Spanning Ocmulgee River, Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, GA
  • Douglas Butler
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Ocmulgee River Bridge
Posted September 28, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting. The Whipple span appears to have the same portal bracing as that Mill Creek Bridge in Fort Scott, Kansas that many of us have been pondering. Of course, I suspect both bridges were built by different companies, but perhaps the companies obtained materials from the same fabricator.

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/bourbon/mill-creek/