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North Presa Street Bridge

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San Antonio River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009

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BH Photo #145060

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over San Antonio River on N. Presa Street in San Antonio
Location
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925 by the McKenzie Construction Co. and the Houston Structural Steel Co.; reduced to two lane traffic in the 1980's
Builders
- Houston Structural Steel Co. of Houston, Texas (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- McKenzie Construction Co.
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 96.1 ft.
Total length: 178.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.42558, -98.48879   (decimal degrees)
29°25'32" N, 98°29'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/549586/3255246 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Antonio East
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 150150B27995001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
2,380

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2011: Updated by Markus Haas: clarified history
  • August 11, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: added bridge builder
  • June 24, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

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Comments 

San Antonio River Bridge
Posted June 24, 2008, by Markus Haas (markus [at] sweeet [dot] net)

This bridge should be designated a plain pony truss bridge, not lenticular. The lenticular pony truss bridge is the S. Presa one.

Several of these pictures show that the street was narrowed from three lanes to two during a downtown revitalization project in the 1980s.