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Bastrop Bridge


Bastrop Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009


BH Photo #144710


Street View 


Three-span through truss bridge over the Colorado River in Bastrop
Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1922; Bypassed by new bridge in 1958
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 194.9 ft.
Total length: 1,285.2 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1990
Also called
Colorado River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.10996, -97.32247   (decimal degrees)
30°06'36" N, 97°19'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/661626/3332157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 90001031 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 140110C00045001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32754 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 2, 2010: New Street View added by Ruth Reynolds
  • August 10, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added NRHP info and bridge builder


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson


Bastrop Bridge
Posted May 11, 2017, by theresa jara (theresajara [at] aol [dot] com)

This is the Bridge where a key scene was filmed for the horror film "Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2"

Bastrop Bridge
Posted July 22, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

Hey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Missouri--see? It's not difficult to leave an historic bridge standing next to its replacement!

Bastrop Bridge
Posted March 17, 2008, by Lugnuts (lugnuts969 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Great photos, Ken! I love good night photography because I can't do it.

Bastrop Bridge
Posted March 16, 2008, by Ken Miller (dermoons [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Text from the National Historical Register

The Colorado River Bridge is a 1,285 foot-long concrete and steel structure with three steel truss spans, concrete piers and a long concrete approach at its west end. The bridge roadway is 20 feet wide and it crosses the Colorado River as state highway Loop 150 two blocks west of the Bastrop Commercial Historic District (N.R. 1978). While the Colorado River is normally contained within a 200-foot-wide channel 60 feet beneath the roadway, the bridge spans a much broader wooded flood plain.

The three bridge spans over the river bed consist of identical Parker through trusses, each 192 feet in length, supported on broad tapered concrete piers between spans. The riveted steel Parker trusses have a gently arced top chord, divided into seven sections by vertical struts.

Bids on the project were solicited and the Kansas City Bridge Co. was selected as contractor