Press Release:

CARTERSVILLE, GA – Work could begin soon on the rehabilitation of seven bridge in Bartow and Floyd counties.   Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to the L.C. Whitford Co., Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia, valued at little over six million dollars for a bridge rehabilitation project on State Route (SR) 20 and SR 61 in Bartow County; and SR 1, SR 1 Loop, and SR 20 in Floyd County.

The project includes the rehabilitation of:

  • Two bridges on SR 20 over Etowah River and over SR 293 and CSX railroad in Bartow County
  • Bridge on SR 61/SR 113 over Pettit Creek in Bartow County
  • Two bridges on SR 1 Loop over Etowah River and Etowah River overflow in Floyd County
  • Two bridge on SR 1 over Norfolk Southern railroad and Spring Creek in Floyd County


This set of seven bridges was built at various times throughout the late 1920, 1940 and 1950s and early 1960s.  All structures were modified to meet modern bridge rail requirements in the 1990s and 2000s but have not received full rehabilitation since their initial construction.

This $6.1 million rehabilitation project will bring much need structural rehabilitation which will extensively lengthen the life of these bridges.

This construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2017, at a construction cost of $6,124,887.   Information on construction and lane closure schedules on this project will be forthcoming before work begins.


More details on this and other projects in the Department’s most recent bid awards are available via Award Announcement Download at:


The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its RoadWorks 2016 construction program.  Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing throughout the state as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network the nation’s finest. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely at all times, especially in work zones. 


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