New Bridge Construction in Lanier County, Ga
This past year Southeastern Site Development won the bid on a bridge construction project in Lanier County. Bridges as old as Lake Lanier are lining up for replacement during the next few years.
Construction will start on the new bridge over Five Mile Creek; when it is complete, Southeastern Site Development site workers will begin work on the Ten Mile Creek Bridge.
“These bridges are 60 years old. Good gosh, they’re only designed to last about 50,” said Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry at a recent transportation forum in Hall County. “They’ve done pretty good, but it’s time to move on.”
Both bridges were built in 1961 and will be replaced with bridges that meet current Georgia DOT standards.
“In 2010, the average annual daily traffic over the Ten Mile Creek stretch of road was 400 cars, with projections of 450 cars in 2018 and 600 cars in 2038,“ said Nita Birmingham, District Communications Officer for the Georgia DOT.