Transportation by highway is one of the major means of moving products and supplies in Bainbridge and Decatur County. With the convergence of several major highways (U.S.84 and U.S.27) and quick access to Interstate 10 (less than 40 miles) we have you covered North, South, East or West.
- Interstate I-10 is 38 miles south of Bainbridge.
- Interstate I-75 is 80 miles east of Bainbridge.
- U.S. 84 is 4 laned west into Alabama.
- U.S. 84 (pictured) is 4 laned east to I-75 and I-95.
- U.S. 27 is 4 laned south to I-10 and Florida.
- U.S. 27 is in process of being 4 laned to Tennessee.
Decatur County Airport features two runways. The main runway is lighted and 5,500 feet long and has a Localizer Approach and MALSR Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights. There is a secondary runway which is a little shorter at 5,000 feet long. Southern Hospitality is abundant as you will find if you use our airport.
Even though our airport may not be a bustling mega-airport, we offer features that many of your smaller airports do not. Check out these features:
- Aviation fuel (100LL Avgas and Jet-A) available at the pump and by truck.
- Aircraft parking (ramp/tiedown)
- Passenger terminal and lounge
- Catering (must call ahead for orders)
- Courtesy cars (free for pilots to use in the local area)
- Public telephone (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Computerized weather
- Internet access
- Restrooms (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
CSX offers mainline rail service into Bainbridge. Georgia Southwestern Railroad provides shortline service to portions of the county including the
Decatur County Industrial Park and Downrange Industrial Park. The Shortline Railroad connects to both CSX and Northfolk Southern. The Decatur County Industrial Park houses a transload facility with two spurs approximately two thousand feet in length.
The Georgia Southwestern Railroad has multiple rail lines across Southwestern Georgia and Southeastern Alabama with one of the lines running from Bainbridge, GA to Columbus, GA and another line that runs directly to the port at Panama City, FL.
Decatur County owns over 14,000 feet of rail spurs
in the Decatur County Industrial Park.
RIVER BARGE TRANSPORTATION
The Flint River flows right through the heart of Bainbridge and Decatur County. The river level is maintained by the Corps of Engineers as they control the Chattahoochee Lock & Dam, located approximately 19 miles south of Bainbridge. The inland barge terminal handles both bulk and liquid cargo, making shipping by barge a viable option for finished products and/or raw materials.
- Bainbridge is located just 63 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.
- Bainbridge, Georgia is Georgia’s first Inland Port City.
- The Georgia Ports Authority operates an inland barge terminal in Bainbridge – handling both bulk and liquid cargo.
- The Corps of Engineers monitors and maintains river levels and depths, including dredging of the river bottom when needed.