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Salt Fork Red River Bridge

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Salt Fork of Red River on Northbound US 83
Location
Collingsworth County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Slated for demolition Fall 2011
History
Built 1939
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 179.1 ft.
Total length: 827.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.95750, -100.22139   (decimal degrees)
34°57'27" N, 100°13'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/388485/3869011 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wellington NW
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001117 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 250440003103002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
770

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2012: Updated by Dan Crawford: Updated to "Open to Pedestrians only", as vehicular traffic has now been rerouted.
  • October 5, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.

Comments 

Salt Fork Red River Bridge
Posted February 13, 2012, by Adrienne Campbell (adrienne [dot] campbell [at] thc [dot] state [dot] tx [dot] us)

This bridge is scheduled to be demolished by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2012. Despite local support for its preservation as well as vocal advocacy for the bridge by the Historic Bridge Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, TxDOT reviewed preservation and avoidance options through the Section 106 and Section 4(f) processes and concluded that they had no viable preservation alternatives.