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6th Street Railroad Bridge

Augusta Railroad Bridge

6th Street Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: February 28, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over Savannah River
Augusta: Richmond County, Georgia and Aiken County, South Carolina: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1912 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
101 Feet (30.8 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
6 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a multi-span structure that contains a variety of spans. From South Carolina to Georgia there are first a series of numerous short stringer spans. This is followed by two Warren through truss spans with riveted connections, a Warren through truss span with pinned connections, a through plate girder, a single lead rolling lift Warren through truss bascule truss span with riveted connections, and finally another Warren through truss span with pinned connections. It is assumed that the spans are not all the same age. At the very least, the through truss approach spans with riveted connections are likely newer than the through truss approach spans with pinned connections. The pin connections on the approach spans have been extensively. The bascule span no longer operates for boats.

The railroad line is interesting because on the Augusta, Georgia side of the bridge the approaching line runs right down the middle of Sixth Street similar to how street cars in Philadelphia or San Francisco do. It is uncommon to see active freight railroad lines like this one that run right down a road in this manner today.

This bridge sees two through freight trains in each direction daily plus grain and coal unit trains as necessary. The area around the bridge is now a park and marina and is very well maintained.


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