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Brewers Bridge

Brewers Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: February 23, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Brewers Bridge Road (Cotton Belt Route) Over Beaverdam Creek
Location
Rural: Elbert County, Georgia: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Curved Chord Through Girder, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1924 By Builder/Contractor: Mallory and Nash

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Structure Length
219 Feet (66.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
17.7 Feet (5.39 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 3 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
10500200

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This bridge is the only known example of a curved chord through girder bridge in Georgia. The rare bridge type only appears in a very small number of states. Only Michigan and Ohio are known to have built the bridge type in substantial quantities. The few other states that have any examples usually have less than a handful. Only Michigan appears to have frequently built spans beyond 60 feet in length. In general, concrete through girder bridges of any type rarely exceeded 60 feet. Thus, this Georgia example with 62 foot spans is an example of a long span concrete girder. The bridge has additional significance as a multi-span bridge. An unusual detail is that between the two curved girder spans is a small concrete t-beam span. It is unusual for a shorter span of a bridge to be placed in between two larger spans. More common is the two additional short t-beam spans which are also present at each end of the bridge.

The girder spans have articulated floor beams visible under the deck. The girders also function as railings for the bridge, while the t-beam spans have a simple concrete balustrade railing.

This bridge has been bypassed by a modern bridge but fortunately the historic bridge was left standing next to its replacement.

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