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CSX - Altamaha River Bridge


Altamaha River Railroad Bridge

Trains passing through.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


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BH Photo #267794


Warren through truss bridge over Altamaha River on CSX Railroad ( single track)
Doctortown, Wayne County, Georgia, and Long County, Georgia
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
Warren through truss Strauss Heel Trunnion Type
Total length: 117.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.65488, -81.82754   (decimal degrees)
31°39'18" N, 81°49'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/421541/3502480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 58297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 19, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 6, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 9, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 20, 2013: Updated by J.P.: bridge crosses a county line.
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • October 5, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler



CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

At the end of the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment you may have seen the name Sarah Jones. She was a camera assistant killed a couple of weeks ago during a shoot on this bridge.


There's a good reason the railroads make it a point to keep people off their property. Be safe.

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 7, 2013, by Don Morrison

It was very likely built over the deep channel, but over time the river has changed it's course slightly and the part under the bridge has silted in. The river has meandered and left oxbow lakes that can be seen in the vicinity on satellite views, so it was probably a lot different 100 years ago.

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 6, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to the site the images are from, this bridge was built with a movable span so that the river would still be navigable by steamboats during times of high water.

Also worth noting as that those pictures were taken during October 2012, when Georgia, as well as most of the country was experiencing a drought.

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 6, 2013, by Anonymous

Why would they build the moveable span over the shallow part of the river?

CSX Altamaha River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2013, by Robert Thompson

It's a shame there's no water under the bascule span... ;)