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Tallulah Falls Bridge, Spanning Tallulah Falls River on U.S. Highway 23/S, Tallulah Falls, Habersham County, GA



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Tallulah Falls River on U.S. Highway 23/S, Tallulah Falls, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER GA-151
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: The Tallulah Falls Bridge was constructed in 1938-1939 to eliminate traffic congestion on narrow roadway on top of the adjacent Tallulah Falls Dam. At the time it was constructed, the 505' bridge contained one of the longest plate girder spans in the United States. The bridge is significant for the engineering aspects of its design. The siting of the bridge over Tallulah Gorge, which lends the bridge distinction, dictated the design of the bridge. Few, if any, of the other bridges in the state can compete with the dramatic setting of Tallulah Gorge whose rock walls rapidly drop to the river, leaving the bridge to cross approximately 165' over the riverbed.

Subjects
Bridges
Girder Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Georgia Highway Department
Virginia Bridge Company Of Roanoke, VA


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Northeast elevation
Southwest elevation
Northwest elevation
South end of bridge
North end of bridge
Detail of substructure
Detail of observation
Detail of parabolic flanges
Detail of pier
Detail of bridge railing
Detail of bridge plaque
Plan and profile of proposed state highway
Plan and elevation bridge, over Tallulah River
Details of abutment No. 1 bridge, over Tallulah River
Wing wall details for abutment 1, bridge over Tallulah River
Details of abutment No. 2, bridge over Tallulah River
Details of wingwalls-abutment No. 2, bridge over Tallulah River
Architectural details of piers, bridge over Tallulah River
Structural details of piers, bridge over Tallulah River
Sections of pier, bridge over Tallulah River
Structural steel details of piers, bridge over Tallulah River station
Structural steel details, bridge over Tallulah River
Details of girders, bridge over Tallulah River
Bearing details, bridge over Tallulah River
Superstructure details No. 1, bridge over Tallulah River
Superstructure details No. 2, bridge over Tallulah River
Abutment sidewalk details, bridge over Tallulah River
Details of handrail, bridge over Tallulah River
Miscellaneous architectural details, bridge over Tallulah River
Lighting details, bridge over Tallulah River
Details of girders and bearing levees of piers, bridge over Tallulah River
Contact V 2070, details of ladder
Details of expansion joints
Details of shoes
Details of girders G1-CG1
Details of girders G3-CG3
Details of girder CG4
Details of girders G1
Details of Girders G5-G6-CG5 & CG6
Details of sway bracing
Details of sway bracing and stringers
Details of floor beams
Details of sidewalk brackets and sway bracing
Details of splice plates and laterals
Details of erection plan for piers 1 and 2
Details of erection plan for anchor setting plan for abutments No. 1 and 2
Details of erection plan
Details of erection plan and sections
Plan dimensions Tallulah River Bridge
Proposed method of attaching ladder to ladder supports
Georgia Power Co. Quantities for F.A. P. 425G (Bridge) Contract No. 1 and 2


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