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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)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
25,000
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 140270025202017 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32805 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.3 (out of 100)
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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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