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Smith Bridge

Photos 

South elevation. Photo by Sammy Fowler taken June 1982.

Photo from Historic American Engineering Archive

BH Photo #156889

Map 

Description 

The bridge itself was replaced in 1985, most likely by the TVA. The following year, TVA paved all of John Smith Road as a lengthy detour for SR 325 to raise the height of Nottely Dam. The detour state highway operated for approximately two years.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Nottely River on John Smith Road
Location
Union County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Bridge was replaced in 1985. Road was paved by TVA during this time.
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss.
Dimensions
Span length: 116.0 ft.
Total length: 116.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.98052, -84.08956   (decimal degrees)
34°58'50" N, 84°05'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/765685/3874752 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nottely Dam
Inventory number
BH 44305 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2010: Added by James Legg

Sources 

  • JT Legg - talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER GA-55 - Smith Bridge, Spanning Nottely River on Dooley Road (County Road 83), Blairsville vicinity, Union, GA