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Plum Creek Bridge

Photos 

View from the forest floor

Photo taken by Markus Haas in April 2011

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BH Photo #198069

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Leticular pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on Soda Springs Road (CR 130)
Location
Caldwell County, Texas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1920
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 181.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.71872, -97.59962   (decimal degrees)
29°43'07" N, 97°35'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/635449/3288438 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harwood
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 140280AA0230002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2006)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
35

Update Log 

  • December 13, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • October 9, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added bridge builder
  • April 25, 2011: Updated by Markus Haas: Clarified truss design (lenticular pony truss)

Sources 

  • Markus Haas - markus [at] sweeet [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Plum Creek Bridge
Posted May 25, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Flood graph for the next crossing south of this bridge. Hopefully this bridge (and other abandoned bridges in this county) survive the heavy flooding in this region!

Plum Creek Bridge
Posted April 27, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Build date of 1920 given is likely a relocation date as this bridge would have been built in the 1880's or 1890's.