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Haralson County Bridge, County Road 189, spanning Tallapoosa River, Tallapoosa, Haralson County, GA



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Location
spanning Tallapoosa River, Tallapoosa vicinity, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER GA-50
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Significance: The Haralson County Bridge is a steel pin connected Pratt-through truss constructed by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, Virginia. The bridge is composed of one Pratt-through truss measuring 120' and two other spans. The total length of the bridge is 157'. The width of the bridge is 12'1". According to GDOT Maintenance Records, the bridge was built in 1897, but this construction date appears contradictory as the builder of the bridge, Virginia Bridge and Iron Company, did not have an office in Atlanta until 1906. While it is possible that the bridge may have been built in 1987, it is also possible that the bridge was built after 1906. Other recorded construction dates for Pratt through trusses in Georgia range from 1892-1916. It is one of 35 Pratt-through trusses identified on the Georgia Historic Bridge Inventory and one of two in Haralson County.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Bridge Construction
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Virginia Bridge & Iron Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WESTERN APPROACH TO BRIDGE
2. EASTERN APPROACH TO BRIDGE
3. SIDE VIEW FROM NORTH
4. VIEW FROM APPROACH SHOWING POSTS, STRUTS, AND BRACING
5. SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE FACING SOUTHWEST FROM WITHIN THE TRUSS
6. DETAIL OF LOWER CHORD PIN CONNECTION
7. DETAIL OF TOP CHORD CONNECTION
8. VIEW OF SUBSTRUCTURE SHOWING CONCRETE ABUTMENT
9. DETAIL OF BRIDGE PLATE


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