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Medio Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Kevin Dellaria in October 2011


BH Photo #215611

Street View 


Pratt Through truss bridge over Medio Creek on CR 241
Bee County, Texas
Closed to traffic
Built 1897; Rehabbed 1923 and 1947; Closed 1987
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia (Contractor) [also known as Austin Bridge Co.]
- New Jersey Steel & Iron Co. of Trenton, New Jersey (Fabrictor; Kit-Form truss)
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 121.1 ft.
Total length: 261.2 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.52972, -97.79426   (decimal degrees)
28°31'47" N, 97°47'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/617971/3156477 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 160130AA0241002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 88002000 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 41947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added builder; Noted that NJ Steel & Iron fabricated the truss in kit format.]
  • January 24, 2021: New Street View added by Mark Gonzalez
  • September 11, 2020: Updated by Mark Gonzalez: Bridge Design Updated
  • September 10, 2020: New photos from Mark Gonzalez
  • December 15, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • October 2, 2011: New photos from Kevin Dellaria
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • July 13, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey



Medio Creek Bridge
Posted March 26, 2012, by Sylvia (sylvia [at] sylviagarcia-smith [dot] com)

It's not too bad, I walked across it recently....some of the boards are a bit old, but still sturdy. There is some damage from an attempted arson on the west side. Took a few photos of it back in February 2012 and the most recent in March 2012 (the last photo) creating a "light painting" of it. It's an awesome piece of history for this county.

Medio Creek Bridge
Posted October 2, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WOW... would have to pack a Machete in my Bridgehunter kit if I wanted to visit this one!