Gordon County Road 220 Bridge, Spanning Pine Log Creek on County Road 220, Fairmount, Gordon County, GA
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Spanning Pine Log Creek on County Road 220, Fairmount vicinity, GA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER GA-65
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Significance: The Gordon County Road 220 Bridge represents the rivet-connected Warren pony truss with verticals type. It is one of four such bridges recorded in Gordon County. Based on the context of the Georgia Historic Bridge Survey (GHBS), the bridge is a good example of the kind of smaller metal-truss bridges built in the northern part of the state. The historical context of this bridge is unknown. The Georgia Department of Transportation was established in 1916. Prior to that time, individual counties took responsibility for roads and bridges. It has been found from researching a number of bridges on the Georgia Historic Bridge Survey that records of construction on county rural systems and to a large degree on state systems were rarely kept. Therefore, unless the bridge possesses a bridge plate identifying the date of construction, the bridge company, or the county officers at the time of construction, it is virtually impossible to associate the bridge with historical events, periods, activities, or people.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. West elevation
2. East elevation
3. South approach
4. North approach
5. Detail of rivet connection
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