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Olive Road bridge to stay closed to prevent Masters Week crashes



Time has shown that raising the railroad bridge at Olive Road is about as likely as trucks not hitting it.

In December, a truck pulling a tall trailer knocked a support beam down from the Olive Road railroad bridge. Photo courtesy of the Jail Report

But the battered structure won't be causing...

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  1. Why can’t they simply put a height sensor up on each side of the bridge and put a big safety red flashing light on the overpass that say you must turn of and use an alternative route is the vehicle you are driving exceeds 9 feet. Your could even add an alarm perhaps.

  2. High water table? Okay do some drainage lines on both sides of the road. Lower the road 5 feet. Problem solved. Come on Augusta, your engineers need to go back to school. Problem is no one wants to take this challenge on. Unbelievable!

  3. So our fearless leaders actually considered throwing $5-$6 million at The Boathouse when any homeless squatter could have looked at that building and correctly determined it would be better to raze it. Any senior-year Civil Engineering major at UGA or GA Tech could make the Olive Road Bridge a capstone project that would fix the clearance and drainage issues for less than fixing The Boathouse. Maybe certain commissioners don’t want it fixed so they can keep paying Wayne Brown to defend lawsuits against ARC.

  4. Wait, what? Our fearless leaders have now decided to close the bridge temporarily to prevent accidents during Masters Week? What science went into that decree? That is answering a question that has never been asked because there has likely never been a crash during past Masters Weeks.

  5. Complete insanity to be discussing this in 2023. Looks like a government issue if I’ve ever seen one. I’m 66 now and cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard about collisions there. At least one death as well. Use some federal influence if you have any at all. Stupid,stupid to delay action.

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