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Sunshine Road Bridge


Photo taken from newer bridge

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #317750



Abandoned through truss bridge over Little River on Sunshine Road
Bell County, Texas
Abandoned with approaches washed away and deck removed
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 161.1 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.89644, -97.31981   (decimal degrees)
30°53'47" N, 97°19'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/660585/3419334 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Little River
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 090140AA0382001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 9, 2015: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • August 25, 2011: Updated by Garry Taylor: Updated overview, status, and status description.
  • July 7, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden



Sunshine Road Bridge
Posted June 9, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Just a heads up about this bridge, I field visited it last year and found that the southeast caisson is sinking and/or tipping over. Its definitely lower, and one of the braces between the caissons has been ripped out of the other and the truss is showing some visible distortion. This bridge should be considered at high risk for collapse. https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=t...

Sunshine Road Bridge
Posted May 19, 2011, by Bridgehunting Texas (aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is still standing as of 5-2011, although the approaches have washed away.