Rating:
1 vote

Big Elm Creek Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in March 2009

BH Photo #405148

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Big Elm Creek on Old TX 81
Location
Bell County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 115.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.22806, -97.29611   (decimal degrees)
31°13'41" N, 97°17'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/662286/3456127 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Troy
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 090140AA0172001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32762 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 52.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
310

Categories 

Bell County, Texas (18)
Built 1921 (490)
Built during 1920s (8,766)
Functionally obsolete (7,989)
Lost 2008 (283)
Lost during 2000s (3,718)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Open (36,567)
Owned by county (18,854)
Pony truss (15,049)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,899)
Texas (2,235)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,644)
Truss (29,443)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge has been removed

Sources