Dillingham Street Bridge - Columbus, Georgia
N 32° 27.804 W 084° 59.798
16S E 688287 N 3593569
Quick Description: The Dillingham Street Bridge spans the Chattahoochee River between Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2008 10:53:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM4V4R
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Dillingham Street Bridge is an early example of a reinforced concrete structure. It was constructed between 1910 and 1912. The bridge spans the Chattahoochee River between Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama and is used daily for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the two cities. The Chattahoochee River is the longest river in Georgia. The Chattahoochee (Creek Indian for “painted rocks”) begins in the Georgia Mountains, flows 435 miles, and joins the Flint River to form the Appalachicola River that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The high water mark on the western (Alabama) bank of the river forms the Georgia/Alabama border.

Much of this information was obtained from a bronze marker placed near the Bridge on the Columbus Riverwalk.

Dedication Plaque – North Rail (Georgia Side)
Dillingham Street Bridge
Erected – A.D. – 1910-12
Concrete-Steel-Engineering-Co – New York
Designing and Consulting Engineers
W. C. Campbell – City Engineer
C. H. Johnson – Assistant Engineer

Dedication Plaque – South Rail (Georgia)
Dillingham Street Bridge
Erected – A.D. – 1910-12
Length 790 Feet – Width 44 Feet
Concrete-Steel Arches – 128 Foot Spans
Rhodes Browne – Mayor
W. E. Marcrum – Chairman – Bridge Committee
B. H. Hardaway – Contractor
Length of bridge: 790 Feet

Height of bridge: Not Listed

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: vehicular and pedestrian

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Chattahoochee River


Date constructed: 1910-12

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Dillingham Street

Location:
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia


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