Dolph Fuller, Jr., was a three-term mayor of Fairmount, and a lifetime resident and farmer in Gordon County.
Fuller was a World War II veteran and president of both the Farm Bureau and Kiwanis Club.
The decision was made during the final days of the Georgia General Assembly to name the bridge after Fuller.
"Dolph was an outstanding citizen and much admired city official; and he was a man of great character and integrity and it is only proper and fitting to honor him with a lasting memorial," said the proclamation voted on by the House of Representatives.
The Department of Transportation is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate signs dedicating the road facilities named after Fuller.