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Bastrop Bayou Bridge


Photo provied by the Brazoria County Historical Museum

View this photo at bchm.org

BH Photo #338915



Pratt through truss swing bridge over Bastrop Bayou
Brazoria County, Texas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1893
Pratt through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.11285, -95.38405   (decimal degrees)
29°06'46" N, 95°23'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/268010/3222838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Jackson
Inventory number
BH 69534 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,102)
Brazoria County, Texas (24)
Built 1893 (206)
Built during 1890s (2,847)
Lost (23,088)
Lost 1965 (71)
Lost during 1960s (654)
Movable (2,882)
Navigable waterway (2,097)
Owned by state (15,373)
Pratt through truss (5,145)
Pratt truss (8,938)
Replaced by new bridge (15,391)
Swing (1,389)
Texas (2,402)
Through truss (14,412)
Truss (31,747)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 7, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added image from the BCHM + stream name fix
  • October 7, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler


  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke


Bastrop Bayou Bridge
Posted September 10, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thank you Tony...it was minimal effort at best

Bastrop Bayou Bridge
Posted September 10, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice detective work as always Melissa!

Bastrop Bayou Bridge
Posted September 10, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I Believe I've found an article believe answers your question...it's from the The Brazosport Facts October 10 1958. I hope this helps

Bastrop Bayou Bridge
Posted September 10, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wouldn't have the faintest idea of where, definitively, to go, and can only suggest trying Google.

But one piece of info that might help is that the NBI shows that the current span on Route 2004 crossing this bayou - listed as FM 2004 - was built in 1965. Maybe the straightening was done in conjunction with the construction of replacing the truss bridge?

Straighting Bastrop Bayou from Bridge toward Christmas Bay??
Posted September 9, 2019, by bill walcik (bswalcik [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I am trying to figure out what agency or company straighten Bastrop Bayou and when it was done. I have been in Brazoria county since 1941 as a baby. I remember fishing there but was not straighten at that time 1953, I do not think, (but that was a long time ago). However, in my high school days I remember the fresh dirt on the banks after leaving bridge at Hoskins Mound rd. all way to Lost Lake or Intercoastal Canal (the ditch).

Please see if you can provide me with information or where I can go to secure the information.

Thank you, bill