Six Mile Creek Bridge Replacement at Lake Lanier
Progress is being made on a bridge replacement for the State Route 369 bridge over Six Mile Creek in Forsyth County.
E.R. Snell was awarded the winning bid for the bridge project by Georgia Department of Transportation on March 17, 2017. The new bridge, located over Lake Lanier, is being built next to the original that was built in 1955.
“The new structure will be constructed beside the existing structure, this will facilitate the future widening of SR 369 in Forsyth and Hall counties,” said Brent Cook, P.E. District Engineer. “The old bridge will be removed once the new one is opened to traffic and when the road is widened, another bridge will be built in the location of the current one. This will reduce traffic impacts and utilize the right of way that already exists.”
A unique consideration for this project has been the osprey, a large raptor bird that is known to nest year-round in the Lake Lanier bridges. Before GDOT removed the osprey’s nests, they erected two 65-foot high platforms nearby. Once the birds were safely relocated, E.R. Snell was able to get to work. Construction began August 2018 when seven beams measuring 100-feet in length were placed on the support structures in the lake.
While this project is scheduled to be completed by May 2019, all of the original bridges across Lake Lanier are expected to be replaced by March 2020.
Founded in the 1920’s, E.R. Snell began by building rock culverts and walls. We have since added a bridge division that is one of the largest in the state and is known for award-winning work. As one of the top asphalt paving services providers in Georgia, we are excited to bring our expertise to these projects to provide an easier drive for everyone who uses these roads and bridges.