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US29 West Point Bridge (1921)

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West Point Bridge

Article

The West Point News: April 28 1920

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BH Photo #455712

Description 

Built to replace a bridge washed out in a flood in December 1919

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chattahoochee River on US 29
Location
West Point, Troup County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1921
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
(3)8-panel, riveted Pratt through trusses
Also called
US 29- Chattahoochee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.87644, -85.18108   (decimal degrees)
32°52'35" N, 85°10'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/670164/3639056 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86589 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2021: New photos from Art Suckewer
  • May 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 3, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • September 3, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

West Point Bridge
Posted September 12, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Moved pin location to abandoned cement abutment.