Park St. Bridge in Toccoa Closed

October 16, 2013

The Park Street bridge over the railroad tracks in Toccoa is closed.

The bridge has been closed for a number of days and Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced that the bridge would remain closed for the time being at Monday’s city commission meeting.

Morse said that the city was instructed to close the bridge.

“We have been notified by (the Georgia) DOT to close the Park Street bridge,” said Morse.  “It is due to rot in several of the support columns and it is not safe for vehicular traffic.”

Morse said the bridge is owned and maintained by Norfolk Southern Railroad.

“We are in the process of making contact with the railroad concerning this matter to see what their plan to address this matter,” said Morse.  “Hopefully, they will respond that repairs will be made soon.”

The Park Street bridge is located just off of Currahee Street in Toccoa, across from the old cotton mill.

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