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Skalak Road Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235245

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over West Mill Creek on Skalak Road
Location
Bellville, Austin County, Texas
Status
Relocated to Clark Park in Bellville
History
Built 1905; Relocated
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.95854, -96.25569   (decimal degrees)
29°57'31" N, 96°15'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/764843/3317360 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bellville
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 130080AA0187002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32753 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2008)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
90

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 9, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Relocated to a park in Bellville

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Skalak Road Bridge
Posted October 9, 2011, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

The bridge has been replaced with a concrete deck and moved to Clark Park in Bellville.

Skalak Road Bridge
Posted March 13, 2008, by Kenneth Miller (dermoons [at] earthlink [dot] net)

A Small Warren Pony Truss Bridge on Skalak Road, just south of Nelsonville, in Austin County, Texas. It spans West Mill Creek and was built in 1905 According to the State site, though it doesn’t look that old to me. This bridge is 60 feet long and 14 feet wide, and is still in service today.

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