+34.53494, -84.06318
34°32'06" N, 84°03'47" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR 52 over ETOWAH RIVER
Structure number:000000018700090
Location:4.5 MI W OF DAHLONEGA
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:160.1 ft. [48.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:27.2 ft. [8.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1940
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:2,550 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:49.9
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$938,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2017FairFairFairFair255049.9
December 2015FairFairFairFair255049.9
December 2013FairFairFairFair255049.9
December 2011FairFairFairFair237047.1
December 2009FairFairFairFair283049.6
December 2007FairFairSatisfactoryFair283049.6
November 2005FairFairSatisfactoryFair286049.6
December 2003FairFairSatisfactoryFair210047.4
December 2001FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair260047.9
February 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair213048.5
February 1998FairSatisfactoryGoodFair213048.5
October 1995FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair213048.4
November 1993FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory213058.9
December 1991GoodGoodGoodGood190059.1

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.80002006000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,1206,120000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.4,3361572,0022,1770
Reinforced Concrete Columneach61320
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.5441850
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.8167860
Pourable Jointlinear ft.9696000
Movable Bearingeach1515000
Fixed Bearingeach2020000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.320320000