Abandoned Wooden Bridge, Screven County

Old Ogeechee Road Screven County GA Abandoned Wooden Bridge Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Near the ghost town of Ogeechee on the Ogeechee River this wooden bridge still stands alongside a newer bridge, built in 1970. I imagine it was a scary trip on the Old Ogeechee Road back in the day, especially during flood stage.


Filed under --SCREVEN COUNTY GA--, Ogeechee GA

6 responses to “Abandoned Wooden Bridge, Screven County

  1. Rahn Hutcheson

    I have a vague memory of going over this bridge when I was a small child in a 1966 Ford Fairlane and being scared to death.

  2. Clayton

    When they still used those, would cars ever fall into the rivers!? That would be terrifying.

  3. Bill hoover

    Remember many like this as a mid ga kid!

  4. Jesse M. Bookhardt

    The remnants of this old bridge is haunting and carries some of us back to the days when dirt roads were dominant and such structures were common in our South Georgia communities. The old wooden bridges with double treads or runners were scary even when they were in their prime. When a vehicle passed over them the boards creaked and clacked, and often the nails which held the runners together protruded slightly above the boards and appeared as polished “‘jewels”. The longer the bridge, the more frightening they were.

  5. Wendell Theus

    Hi Brian, I really like this photo of the old bridge. Kind of a metaphor for life– short, fast and ends abruptly!! Please keep up this great work.

  6. Sheldon

    Could you share the LAT/LON coordinates for this bridge?

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