Jackson Lake: State DOT Approved SR 212 Bridge Replacement

Map showing state route 212 bridge at Lake Jackson (OpenStreetMap photo).
(OpenStreetMap photo)

Georgia DOT will be replacing the state route 212 bridge over Jackson Lake. The current bridge on SR 212 dates back to 1964.

The project will build a new bridge beside the existing structure. The state approved a construction contract in March 2023.

SR 212 Bridge Replacement

Georgia DOT accepted construction bids for the SR 212 bridge replacement until March 17. The state announced a contract award on March 31. Work should begin this summer.

E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. of Snellville, GA submitted the low bid of three vendors. They received a contract worth $15,639,310.93. The bridge replacement represents the largest contract award in the state’s March letting. The contract completion date is September 30, 2025.

The existing bridge measures 702’ long x 34’ wide. It has a two-foot shoulder on either side. The new bridge will be 740’ long x 43.25’ wide. There will be an eight-foot shoulder on both sides. The new bridge will be constructed to the east of the current bridge.

Constructing the new bridge beside the current bridge will allow Georgia DOT to maintain traffic flow throughout the work. There will be no offsite detour.

Design work for the new bridge began in 2016. Right of way acquisition followed in 2020. Total project costs have been $20 million.

Featured image shows state route 212 in the vicinity of Jackson Lake. OpenStreetMap photo.

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