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Gateway Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Photo taken by by Baker Johnson

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BH Photo #325814

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Rio Grande on US 77
Location
Mexico, Cameron County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1927; Replaced 1969
Builder
- Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. of Seattle, Washington
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Also called
Gateway International Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+25.89859, -97.49757   (decimal degrees)
25°53'55" N, 97°29'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/650499/2865315 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Brownsville
Inventory number
BH 61747 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2018: New photo from David Shedlock
  • February 15, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • July 16, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

Gateway Bridge (Old)
Posted February 27, 2018, by Margot

It was definitely a cool bridge, as is the other one. Thanks for the info.

Gateway Bridge (Old)
Posted February 27, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes, a variant of the Turner... the opinion of engineers was that it was not a "true" Turner truss, but it was a polygonal Warren truss with Turner-like characteristics. Either way, an unusual design.

Gateway Bridge (Old)
Posted February 27, 2018, by Margot

So I guess this might have been another of that Turner style?

Gateway Bridge (Old)
Posted February 27, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The resemblance is striking! Didn't realize that company built more than one bridge of this unusual design.

Gateway Bridge (Old)
Posted February 27, 2018, by Margot

Hmm... This looks a lot like the Meridian Street bridge that got put in storage in Washington.