Chattanooga County, GA (Menlo): SR 48 Bridge (GDOT)

DIVISION:

Construction

ROLE:

Prime Contractor

OWNER:

GDOT

CONTRACT DATE:

September 2018

CONTRACT VALUE:

$12,513,751.26

COMPLETION DATE:

September 2021

This GDOT project is the replacement of a structurally deficient bridge on SR 48 over East Fork Little River, 3.7 miles northeast of Menlo, Georgia. The existing bridge, constructed in 1937, is a 160’x 32′ concrete structure with a sufficiency rating of 41. The project proposes to construct a new 220’x 40′ concrete bridge over East Fork Little River at the existing bridge site. The approaches will consist of two, 12′ lanes with 10′ rural shoulders (6.5′ paved). The existing bridge will be closed to traffic during construction. Traffic will be detoured via an on-site detour constructed south and west of the existing alignment due to the presence of known population of the federally threatened plant species Sagittaria Secundifolia near the existing bridge the detour cannot be located parallel to the existing bridge.