Parker pony truss.
Bridge is a 21-span series of identical riveted Camelback pony truss spans, each with a span length of 102 feet. It is the only vehicular Camelback truss surviving on a state highway in Texas.
The bridge has an unusual bearing detail in which back-to-back fixed bearings on adjacent spans are combined into a single fixed bearing serving both spans.
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 2,256.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1996
State Highway 79 Bridge at the Red River
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.13260, -98.09263(decimal degrees) 34°07'57" N, 98°05'33" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
TXNBI 030390028201005 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 96001518 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor(4 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Poor(4 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
August 11, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: Added category "Camelback truss"
January 3, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: NRHP updates
March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.