Tag Archives: South Georgia Bridges

Construction of New US 280 Bridge, Lake Blackshear

A new bridge to complement the existing bridge on US Highway 280 over Lake Blackshear is presently under construction by the Scott Bridge Company of Opelika, Alabama. It’s slated for completion in 2019.

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Filed under --CRISP COUNTY GA--, --SUMTER COUNTY GA--, Lake Blackshear GA

Georgia State Line Highway Marker, Fort Gaines

This granite marker on the Highway 37 bridge was likely placed in the 1920s or 1930s.

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Filed under --CLAY COUNTY GA--, Fort Gaines GA

Abandoned Wooden Bridge, Screven County

Old Ogeechee Road Screven County GA Abandoned Wooden Bridge Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Near the ghost town of Ogeechee on the Ogeechee River this wooden bridge still stands alongside a newer bridge, built in 1970. I imagine it was a scary trip on the Old Ogeechee Road back in the day, especially during flood stage.

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Old Hoggard Mill Bridge, Baker County

Ichuaway Plantation Bridge Baker County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I can’t locate anything about the history of this bridge, but it  provides one of the most scenic views in all of South Georgia. Kyle West writes: I worked out there for about 8 years. In fact, I installed the lights on the bridge  for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. The story of the bridge as was told to me was that it was the original Highway 91 bridge and when the state moved the highway to the present location they were going to demo and Mr. Woodruff bought it from the state to keep them from doing away with it.

Ichuaway Plantation Bridge Wood and Iron Truss Baker County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The girder style construction is a bit complex for a dirt road and the view as you near the end of the bridge is of the iconic Ichauway Store.

Ichauway Store Woodruff Plantation Baker County GA Iconic Landmark View From Bridge Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Filed under --BAKER COUNTY GA--, Hoggard Mill GA

Vertical-Lift Bridge, 1969, Omaha

Vertical Lift Bridge Seaboard Coast Line Railroad RR Abandoned Chattahoochee River Omaha GA Alabama Line Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Built by Seaboard Air Line, this bridge has been abandoned for years. It’s located between Omaha, Georgia, and Cottonton, Alabama, and is visible from the Georgia Highway 39 Spur. Jackie Purdy writes that there is another vertical-lift bridge operated by CSX on the Savannah River.

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Filed under --STEWART COUNTY GA--, Omaha GA

Broad Avenue Memorial Bridge, 1920-2012, Albany

historic broad avenue bridge albany ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This historic concrete arch bridge, begun in 1915, delayed by the war, and completed in 1920 as a memorial to its veterans, was a symbol of Albany throughout most of the twentieth century. Though a commendable effort by local preservationists stalled its fate, it was demolished in 2012.

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Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Trestle, 1929, Albany

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