It’s actually two bridges closed: over what GDOT calls Brice Pond Tributary Bridge and over Okapilco Creek.
There are detours shorter between Pavo and Barney than GDOT indicates.
Which is fortunate, since the closure is very long: from 7 AM April 11, 2023 to 4 PM July 31, 2024, according to GDOT 511.
Press Alert, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), April 7, 2023, Brooks County… Two Bridges on SR 122 Closed Beginning Next Week,
WHAT: Weather permitting, two bridges on State Route 122 will be closed beginning Monday, April 10 for up to 450 days while crews replace the bridges over Brice Pond Tributary and Okapilco Creek.
WHEN: The road will be closed to non-local traffic beginning Monday, April 10.
DETOUR: Motorists should take SR 33 north to SR 319 then east to SR 133 and head south to SR 122. Motorists can also take SR 33 south to SR 84 then east to SR 133 and north to SR 122.
Advisory: Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app. Our maintenance team members who repair roads and bridges and our project teams who oversee construction projects are continuing their essential work, while following sanitary work practices prescribed by health agencies to protect themselves and the public from the coronavirus, as are most state DOTs in the U.S.
Contact: Joe Schulman 770.359.9523 Communications
GDOT 511 says the closure eastbound starts in Pavo “at SR 33/ S COUNTY LINE ST” and westbound “at HOPE RD.”
Hope Road is just west of GA 133, which is Valdosta Highway.
Here’s a map from Pavo to Barney.
Okapilco Creek reaches the Withlacoochee River upstream of Knights Ferry Boat Ramp.
And Okapilco Creek is towards the northwest of the entire Suwannee River Basin.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®