Old Troup Bridge Pilings –Phillip Williams 2022-11-23

Phillip Williams sent some pictures of the old wood pilings he found in and at the Little River just downstream (south) from Troup Bridge, which carries GA 133 (St. Augustine Road) over the Little River, just west of Valdosta past Val Tech Road.

This is relevant to his pretty well documented idea of where the streets and buildings of old Troupville really were located, and my slightly different idea. More on that later.

[Old wood pilings just below Troup Bridge, GA 133 @ Little River --Phillip Williams]
Old wood pilings just below Troup Bridge, GA 133 @ Little River –Phillip Williams

He wrote, “These are three of the wooden pilings. My theodolite app on my phone has them being about 6′ apart from one another, given 3° of separation and about 106′ from where I was standing on the east bank.”

[Three pilings --Phillip Williams]
Three pilings –Phillip Williams

He added, “Then on the east bank, there are quite a few more. Some are all clustered together and surrounded by brush. The two noticeable ones are there: ”

[Two on east bank --Phillip Williams]
Two on east bank –Phillip Williams

He concluded:

The two on the eastern bank look like they are on a similar, but not quite the same alignment as the ones in the river. Those two could be utility poles though.

Given how well the ones on the river’s edge are preserved on the west bank, it would not surprise if there are some pilings preserved in the river itself.

Here’s a context map:

[Map: Old Troup Bridge pilings in WWALS WLRWT map]
Map: Old Troup Bridge pilings in WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT).

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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