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Losoya Bridge

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South Approach - Medina River Flood

Looking East at the Medina River during a flood. Here is where the end post of the truss would've been.

Photo taken by Mark Gonzalez in June 2016

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BH Photo #491975

Street View 

Description 

From "Engineering Record, Building Record, and Sanitary Engineer, 1888"

San Antonio, Tex - The following proposals for erecting two new iron bridges on the Medina, one at the Losoya crossing and the other at the Quintana crossing were opened July 24 by the County Commissioners. Ed Braden both $15,487.50 James Reed both $13,990 SP Maury both $14,444.44 Smith Bridge Co Losoya $9,000 Quintana $15,900 both $35,800 Pennsylvania Bridge Co Losoya $8,579 Quintana $13,150 both $30,739 Missouri Valley Iron Bridge Co Losoya $8,610 Quintana $12,600 both $30,991 Berlin Iron Bridge Co Losoya $8,615 Quintana $13,600 both $21,215 Wrought Iron Bridge Co Canton O Losoya $8,530 Quintana $13,037 both $30,557 King Iron Bridge Co Losoya $8,735 Quintana $11,795 both $30,090 Variety Iron Works Co Losoya $8,725 Quintana $14,416 both $31,141 St Louis Bridge and Iron Works Co both $30,625 Kansas City Iron Bridge Co Losoya $8,516 Quintana $12,210 both $30,726 RG Nixon both $30,645.70

The contract was awarded to James Reed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through Truss bridge over Medina River on South Flores Road
Location
Losoya, Bexar County, Texas
Status
Truss removed but both sides of concrete approach remain
History
Truss built July 1888; Concrete approaches built Ca 1930; Bypassed 1957; Truss Removed Ca 1960
Design
Through truss
Also called
Old South Flores Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.23870, -98.45253   (decimal degrees)
29°14'19" N, 98°27'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/553200/3234556 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (17,174)
Bexar County, Texas (110)
Concrete stringer (880)
Fence guardrail (256)
Have street view (30,043)
Losoya, Texas (1)
Lost (30,546)
Texas (3,081)
Through truss (18,208)
Truss (37,243)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2021: New photo from Mark Gonzalez
  • March 3, 2021: New photos from Mark Gonzalez
  • August 13, 2020: New photos from Mark Gonzalez
  • July 10, 2020: New Street View added by Mark Gonzalez

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Sources 

  • Mark Gonzalez - markgonzalez0619 [at] gmail [dot] com