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Arneson Theater Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #259605

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Named after Edwin Arneson regional engineer for the WPA. Also renamed "Rosita's Bridge" for Rosita Fernandez, a Tejano music performer, who performed there for nearly a quarter century. The bridge is included in many of the productions and performances at the Theatre.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over San Antonio River on Pedestrian Pathway
Location
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1939-41 by the W.P.A.-named after WPA reginal engineer Edwin Arneson
Builders
- Robert H. H. Hugman (Architect, "Father of the Riverwalk")
- Works Progress Administration
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 37.0 ft.
Deck width: 7.0 ft.
Also called
Rosita's Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.42237, -98.48868   (decimal degrees)
29°25'21" N, 98°29'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/549598/3254890 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Antonio East
Elevation
650 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 57154 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2014: Updated by royce haley: year,builder,alt. name for bridge and detailed description
  • November 13, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 13, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Todd Wilson
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com