The Salem Road Bridge over Flat Shoals Creek, built in 1929, is Troup County's last remaining steel truss bridge. The main span is 126 feet long, and is a Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss. Replacement is necessary due to height restrictions, narrow width, poor ride quality, and the 5 ton load rating which prohibits school buses and emergency vehicles from crossing.
The style of the new bridge, which was determined by a town hall meeting vote that received unanimous support, will be similar in appearance to the old bridge. The maintenance-free weathering steel construction will have a rustic appearance. The main span will be 143 feet long. Troup County’s engineering design consultant is Moreland Altobelli Associates, Inc. The construction is being performed by Southeastern Site Development, Inc.