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Toll Bridge Road Bridge

Photos 

Portal view.

Source: pbase.com/photos_by_moon/tollbridgebell

Photo taken by Ken Miller in November 2005. All Rights Reserved.

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BH Photo #449708

Map 

Description 

Collapsed around midnight February 4, 2006, when a vehicle struck the northwest end-post during a police chase.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Lampasas River on Toll Bridge Road in Salado
Location
Bell County, Texas
Status
Destroyed by drunk driver and replaced with modern slab of concrete.
History
Built ca. 1889; destroyed February 4, 2006 by drunk driver hitting bridge.
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 195.9 ft.
Total length: 200.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.99861, -97.48889   (decimal degrees)
30°59'55" N, 97°29'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/644269/3430427 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Holland
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
200
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 090140D00472002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32767 (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: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2019: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • June 12, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder, history, truss config, fate of bridge, loss date, etc.
  • August 13, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge has been removed

Sources 

Comments 

Toll Bridge Road Bridge
Posted June 12, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Discovered that this bridge was a classic Penn Bridge Company Whipple... sad it was destroyed by a drunk.

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