This bridge is the larger of two continuous through truss bridges in this area. The bridges have the appearance of cantilever trusses, however closer inspection reveals all-rigid connections with no hinges and suspended spans as are found with true cantilever trusses. A number of large bridges were built in this area to accommodate the construction of Buford Dam in 1956, which created a reservoir requiring large bridges like this one to be constructed.
The combined length of just the truss spans of this bridge is 1,176 feet.
Both full continuous and cantilever truss bridges are extremely rare in Georgia and so while this bridge is not an early example of its type nationwide, it has a high level of local and statewide significance as a rare example of its kind. Moreover, continuous through trusses are uncommon nationwide.
Despite the significance of this historic bridge, it is slated for demolition and replacement.
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