Presented by the Buildings Worth Saving
Committee of the Atlanta Preservation Center :

2005 List of Endangered Buildings:

Paces Ferry Bridge over the Chattahoochee a/k/a Hermi’s Bridge, 1903
Address: Paces Ferry between The Lovett School and Canoe, a restaurant
Owner/Contact: Owner unknown; contact is Cecil Alexander, 404-261-9230
Threat: Neglect caused by dispute over responsibility for maintenance between Fulton and Cobb counties

This historic iron bridge replaced Hardy Pace’s ferry, which started operation before Atlanta was incorporated. The bridge was built by the Cotton States Engineering Co. at a cost of about $10,000. It was jointly financed by Fulton and Cobb counties to ease traffic bottlenecks across the Chattahoochee . The bridge was renamed for Hermi Alexander in 1984 after she was killed in an automobile accident by a drunk driver. Cecil Alexander is raising funds for paint, maintenance and a structural assessment. The Vinings Historic Preservation Society is also interested in preserving the bridge.

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