This bridge is a rare example of a pin-connected Pennsylvania truss in Georgia. It originally carried a highway, which was abandoned long ago. The bridge deck has been removed, a large water pipeline now utilizes the bridge instead, running right down the middle of the bridge. The bridge originally had a series of steel stringer approach spans at the southern end. These are not utilized by the pipeline. The approach spans are supported by riveted steel bents. The bents have an unusual detail in that they extend above the stringers and also function as the brackets/outriggers for the railings.
It would be nice to see this bridge fully restored and and turned into a shared use bridge for pedestrians. There is room on the bridge for both a walkway and the pipeline. The south end of the bridge is right next to a park, so a pedestrian bridge would serve an apparent function as a park attraction, and potentially a way for people on the other side of the river to access the park.
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