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Bird Pond Road Bridge

Photos 

Oblique View

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313906

Map 

Description 

The simple span Warren pony truss is a riveted example of a relatively common bridge type. The gracile structural members indicate an early construction date. The bridge and associated road provided local farmers access to College Station.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on Bird Pond Road
Location
Brazos County, Texas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1911; Replaced 2004
Builder
- A. B. Carson of Bryan, Texas
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Also called
Carters Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.60275, -96.24997   (decimal degrees)
30°36'10" N, 96°14'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/763665/3388800 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ferguson Crossing
Inventory number
BH 65519 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

A. B. Carson (1)
Brazos County, Texas (8)
Built 1911 (682)
Built during 1910s (8,806)
HAER documented (1,099)
Lost (18,942)
Lost 2004 (466)
Lost during 2000s (3,757)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Owned by county (18,923)
Pony truss (15,085)
Replaced by new bridge (12,567)
Riveted (1,910)
Texas (2,258)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,701)
Truss (29,552)
Warren pony truss (2,957)
Warren truss (5,826)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER TX-10 - Bird Pond Road Bridge, Spanning Carter Creek on County Road 184, College Station, Brazos County, TX