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Hogback Bend Bridge

Hogback Bend Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: August 5, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad Avenue (Hogback Road) Over Toccoa River
Location
Rural: Fannin County, Georgia: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1935
Main Span Length
125 Feet (38 Meters)
Structure Length
160 Feet (49 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.8 Feet (3.6 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Bridge Status: This historic bridge is at risk for collapse!

This bridge is a seven panel Pratt through truss. It appears to have been abandoned for a very long time. However, local residents say this bridge was in use until relatively recent times (1990's) when a light delivery truck had an accident on it resulting in damage and bridge closure. This bridge is in plain sight of the L&N Murphy Branch Railroad Bridge and probably less than 200 yards away. It once had approach spans which are now removed. The bridge is at risk for collapse. It is visually apparent that the top and bottom chords are buckling slightly, apparent as a sag in the truss at the center of the span. It appears that pier rotation may be responsible for this problem. Given the rather small population of pin-connected truss bridges in Georgia, the value of  preserving this bridge should be considered. Preservation would need to include lifting this bridge off of its piers. Then, the bridge could be restored and reused somewhere for non-motorized use.

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