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Brackenridge Park Bowstring

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Steps & Deck Looking North

Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar in July 2004

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BH Photo #190843

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Description 

The Brackenridge Park Bowstring is a rare example of a bowstring pony-truss, one of only a few such bridges in Texas. Based on the style, the bridge is attributed to the King Iron Bridge Company of Cleveland , Ohio. The bridge appears to have been moved to Brackenridge Park. It is located near the Brackenridge Park Bridge, which was moved from the St. Mary's Street crossing of the San Antonio River to the park in 1937.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over San Antonio River on Pedestrian Walkway in Brackenridge Park
Location
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1880 by the King Bridge & Iron Co. Moved from unknown original location in 1937 to Brackenridge Park.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.46320, -98.47047   (decimal degrees)
29°27'48" N, 98°28'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/551344/3259422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Antonio East
Inventory number
BH 47388 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 25, 2010: Added by Wayne Kizziar

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Sources 

  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com