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Lanier Bridge

Lanier Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 12, 2014

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Key Facts

Location
Gainesville: Hall County, Georgia: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous 12 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1992
Main Span Length
260 Feet (79 Meters)
Structure Length
1,216 Feet (371 Meters)
Roadway Width
25.6 Feet (7.8 Meters)
Spans
5 Main Span(s) and 3 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
13900200

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This bridge is an uncommon example of a continuous deck truss. It is particularly rare in Georgia where very few large truss bridges of any kind exist, although several large truss bridges including this one were built in this region to accommodate the reservoir created when Buford Dam was built.

An unusual detail about this bridge is that technically only four of the five truss spans are continuous. Four of the spans are combined as a single continuous unit, however their is a fifth truss span that is not part of the continuous unit and functions on its own as a simple span.

In 1992, a second bridge was built next to this one to form a one-way couplet of bridges.

Photos for this bridge are few in number due to accessibility challenges and the fact that the sun was in the worst possible position during the field visit.

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