M C Toyer

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Recent Updates 

Blue River Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Blue River on North Wade Road
December 30, 2019: New photos
Leo Bridge (Cooke County, Texas)
Abandoned warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Clear Creek on CR 398
December 30, 2019: New photos
ATSF - Jefferson Boulevard Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Jefferson Blvd on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
September 9, 2018: New photos
Northern Texas Traction - Chalk Hill Branch Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Chalk Hill Branch (Erronously called Mountain Creek) & Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway on Northern Texas Traction Co.
July 24, 2018: New photos
White River Lost Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Lost Bridge over White River on AR 127
September 3, 2017: Updated by M C Toyer: Added Coordinates and Vintage Maps
Little Mineral Creek Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge on Park Trail
July 11, 2016: New photos
Junction Bridge (Kimble County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over South Llano River on Loop 481 in Junction
November 29, 2015: New photo
Junction Bridge (Kimble County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over South Llano River on Loop 481 in Junction
November 28, 2015: New photo
Iron Ore Creek Bridge (Grayson County, Texas)
Warren pony truss bridge formerly over Iron Ore Creek on County Road 597
November 23, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Adjusted location and added photos
ATSF - East Clarendon Drive Overpass (Dallas County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over East Clarendon Drive on Santa Fe RR
November 20, 2014: New photo
Texas Electric - Oak Cliff Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over E. Clarendon Drive, Cedar Creek, and former AT&SF Railway on Former Texas Electric Ry. (orig. Southern Traction Co.)
November 20, 2014: New photos
Texas Interurban Railway - East Fork Trinity River Bridge (Kaufman County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over East Fork Trinity River on Texas Interurban Railway
November 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location and identification
MKT - Hog Creek Bridge (Ellis County, Texas)
Abandoned bridge over Hog Creek on MKT Railroad
November 13, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected
Dallas-Oak Cliff Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Trinity River on Houston Street in Dallas
October 30, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: add history and vintage photograph
Dallas-Oak Cliff Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Trinity River on Houston Street in Dallas
October 30, 2014: New photo
WBT&S - White Rock Creek Bridge (Trinity County, Texas)
Lost Pratt through truss railroad bridge over White Rock Creek on Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railway
October 30, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: added description, history and vintage photo
Forest Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Trinity River on Forest Avenue Road
October 30, 2014: Added
Westmoreland Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Trinity River on Westmoreland Road / Hike and Bike Trail
October 30, 2014: Added
Shady Grove Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Elm Fork Trinity River on Shady Grove Road / Irving Boulevard / SH 356
October 30, 2014: Added
Continental Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on Continental Avenue
October 29, 2014: New Street View added
Continental Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on Continental Avenue
October 29, 2014: Added
Cadiz Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on I-35 Northbound / Cadiz Street
October 29, 2014: New Street View added
Cadiz Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on I-35 Northbound / Cadiz Street
October 29, 2014: Added
Corinth Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River and Corinth Street
October 29, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Added NBI data, designer and history
Commerce Street Viaduct (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on West Commerce Street
October 29, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Add NBI data, designer and history
Belknap Street Viaduct (Tarrant County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over BNSF, UP and Southern Pacific Railroads on Belknap Street
October 29, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Bridge replaced in 2000 by Texas Department of Transportation
Albright Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Fork Trinity River on County Road
October 29, 2014: Added
East 1st Street Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Trinity River on East 1st Street
October 29, 2014: New Street View added
East 1st Street Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Trinity River on East 1st Street
October 29, 2014: Added
TRE - West Fork Trinity River Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Railroad bridge over Trinity River in Fort Worth Texas
October 28, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: added design details, measurements and photos.
Old Handley Road Overpass (Tarrant County, Texas)
Abandoned bridge on Old Handley Road
October 22, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: deleted erroneous "rails to road" and "railroad" categories
TRE - West Fork Trinity River Bridge (Tarrant County, Texas)
Railroad bridge over Trinity River in Fort Worth Texas
October 22, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Added category "Chicago Rock Island and Gulf RR (CRI&G)"
TRE - Old Channel Elm Fork Trinity River Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Lattice through truss bridge over the old channel of Trinity River on Trinity Railway Express
October 22, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Added category "Chicago Rock Island and Gulf RR (CRI&G)"
Kiamichi - Sulphur Creek Trestle (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Deck plate girder bridge over Sulphur Creek on Kiamichi Railroad / Formerly Frisco RR
October 16, 2014: New Street View added
Kiamichi - Sulphur Creek Trestle (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Deck plate girder bridge over Sulphur Creek on Kiamichi Railroad / Formerly Frisco RR
October 16, 2014: Added
Kiamichi - Valiant Road Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Slab bridge over Valiant Road / E2078 / Old US Hwy 70 on Kiamichi RR
October 16, 2014: Added
UP - River Road Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over River Road on UP RR / former MKT RR
October 16, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: corrected location, added details and photos
UP - River Road Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over River Road on UP RR / former MKT RR
October 16, 2014: Added
Hickory Creek Bridge (Love County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Hickory Creek on OK 32
October 15, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Bridge has been replaced
Sulphur Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Sulphur Creek on US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Added, corrected location, added details and photos
Kiamichi - Arkansas Street Overpass (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete slab Kiamichi Railroad overpass of West Arkansas Street / old US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Corrected location, added details and photos
Mineral Bayou Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Mineral Bayou Creek on Old US Highway 70 / East Main Street
October 14, 2014: Corrected location, added details and photos
Caddo Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Pratt through truss bridge over Caddo Creek on old US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Blue River Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on old US Highway 70
October 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Webb Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Warren pony truss bridge over Webb Creek on Hendrix Road
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Webb Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Warren pony truss bridge over Webb Creek on Hendrix Road
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
Brown Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Concrete culvert bridge over Brown Creek on Yarnaby Road (N 3800)
October 12, 2014: Added
Sand Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Sand Creek on River Road
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added design details, added photos
Cliff Road / Little Glasses Creek (Marshall County, Oklahoma)
Concrete stringer bridge over Little Glasses Creek on Cliff Road (D3538)
October 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Edit description
Rooster Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Oklahoma)
Parker through truss bridge over Rooster Creek on Texoma Park Road
October 12, 2014: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted January 30, 2020

There is a second similar bridge just to the south on this same property at 33.642329, -97.095273. It is a bit harder to spot because of the trees.

Lake Ray Roberts, about 15 miles to the south, was under construction from 1982 to 1987. There are a good number of similar bridges that were removed from the lake area and are now in parks and on private property throughout several north Texas counties.

Posted January 30, 2020

Lake Ray Roberts, about 25 miles to the southeast, was under construction from 1982 to 1987. There are a good number of similar bridges that were removed from the lake area and are now in parks and on private property throughout several north Texas counties.

Posted December 30, 2019

Chris - Ironic that I had visited 2 of the bridges (this and Blue River) you posted yesterday almost exactly 5 years ago.

They are 100 miles apart but I did not do both on the same day.

Posted December 30, 2019

When I visited this site 5 years ago I had checked the county property maps and the original alignment, which is downstream around a 90 degree bend in the river, was shown as a public right of way.

Posted December 30, 2019

When I visited this bridge 5 years ago Clear Creek was dry so was able to take several photos from below. If you look closely in the barrel views the trusses are slightly different in height and also length.

It is locally known as the Leo Bridge for the small community about 1 mile south.

Posted July 15, 2019

Vance - Good call. I've got documentation somewhere but ca. 1915-20 was the build date. There are a couple of similar spans on the original Bankhead Highway route over Mountain Creek south from these that were completed ca 1920-21.

Quanah - El Dorado Toll Bridge
Posted March 31, 2019

The original 1921 Toll Bridge was salvaged in 1931 (see attached Fort Worth Star Telegram article)

The 1931 Quanah to El Dorado bridge was one of 9 free bridges built across Red River with the cooperation of Oklahoma and Texas between 1925 and 1932. "Bridge north of Quanah on Texas State Highway 51, 1909 feet long, cost $70,972." (Texas Almanac, 1933)

Texas State Highway 51 north from Quanah was renamed TX 16 in 1932 and is presently TX 6.

Posted February 22, 2019

This is a railroad bridge. Same photo, many others, and lots of details here:

http://tinyurl.com/y5cb2u5w

Posted November 1, 2018

Current photo of bridge relocated in 1993 to private property in Cedar Hill, Dallas County, Texas.

Nomenclature
Posted October 20, 2018

What is the term for the short angled brace on the outer panels of this ca 1915 Pratt Truss?

Posted July 24, 2018

The approximate coordinates of the NTTC bridge over the original Mountain Creek channel are: 32.746831, -96.926902. Road construction and flooding has resulted in the formation of relief channels in the area.

From Dallas the NTTC ran along the median of Jefferson Blvd to the western city limits. After the NTTC ceased operations Jefferson Blvd was extended westward along the abandoned NTTC right of way to the city of Grand Prairie. The dump through the bottoms was about 20 feet high. The postcard view may be this location.

The 1942 newspaper photo is of the Jefferson Blvd bridge which was built to replace the NTTC bridge. Best guess was originally a steel truss or girder but I do not have a photo or details.

Posted May 14, 2018

The aerial view shows that bridge to be over one leg of an abandoned race track or auto test track so presumably the bridge was relocated there. That might be more interesting than the bridge itself.

Posted May 8, 2018

Walter - If you compare the maps cited in an earlier comment you can see that a good part of the old road alignment is still discernable and in use. It ran basically parallel on the east side of the creek north of the bridge and along the west side of the creek south of the bridge.

North River Bridge (New Hampshire)
Posted April 21, 2018

Amanda -

Did you take any measurements of the extant bridge - length, width, vertical clearance? Was there any evidence of a prior bridge on the stone pilings? Do you have a clear photo of the timber stringers or did you take note of their dimensions?

Posted April 14, 2018

Signs Unveiled Honoring '39 Disaster (2014)

https://m.vicksburgpost.com/2014/03/30/signs-unveiled-honori...