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Old Quintana Road - Medina River Bridge

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Medina River Bridge (Old Quintana Road)

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in June 2014

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BH Photo #289957

Map 

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 Truss bridge over Medina River on Old Quintana Rd
Location
Von Ormy, Bexar County, Texas
Status
Truss removed but both sides of concrete approach remain
History
Truss built July 1888; Concrete approaches built Ca 1930
Design
Truss
Dimensions
Span length: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.29344, -98.63947   (decimal degrees)
29°17'36" N, 98°38'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/535015/3240551 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Macdona
Inventory number
BH 62140 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,071)
Bexar County, Texas (97)
Concrete stringer (761)
Fence guardrail (245)
Lost (23,618)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,157)
Texas (2,419)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,819)
Truss (32,111)
Von Ormy, Texas (2)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2020: New photos from Mark Gonzalez
  • July 31, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mark Gonzalez - markgonzalez0619 [at] gmail [dot] com