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Colorado River Bridge

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J. Griffis Smith/TxDOT

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BH Photo #251055

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over Colorado River on US 281 in Marble Falls
Location
Marble Falls, Burnet County, Texas
Status
Demolished and replaced by a new bridge. Demolition by implosion, the morning of March 17th 2013.
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1975 Lost 2013
Design
Cantilever deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 275.9 ft.
Total length: 991.2 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.56694, -98.27528   (decimal degrees)
30°34'01" N, 98°16'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/569497/3381833 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 140270025202017 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32805 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
27,000

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2013: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • March 18, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added details on demolition.
  • March 18, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Bridge has been demolished.
  • July 7, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type and marked bridge as doomed.

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Colorado River Bridge
Posted March 22, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Attached is a zip file with three high resolution photos from the bridge gallery: the two present day photos and one historical photo.

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