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Muenster City Park Brushy Elm Creek Pony Truss

Photo 

Old Cross Street Pony Truss

Photo taken by aaron leibold

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BH Photo #360156

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Brushy Elm Creek on Trail
Location
Muenster, Cooke County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 70.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.64673, -97.38114   (decimal degrees)
33°38'48" N, 97°22'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/650121/3724162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muenster West
Inventory number
BH 73128 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added stream name; Edited name due to the fact that Cross Street never crossed this bridge
  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Location
  • August 10, 2016: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Muenster City Park Brushy Elm Creek Pony Truss
Posted January 30, 2020, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Lake Ray Roberts, about 25 miles to the southeast, was under construction from 1982 to 1987. There are a good number of similar bridges that were removed from the lake area and are now in parks and on private property throughout several north Texas counties.

Old Cross Street Pony Truss
Posted January 29, 2020, by Steve Quarrella (fishpope [at] iname [dot] com)

Photos from a 12/2019 visit to the park. The City of Muenster was kind enough to respond to my inquiry about the bridge's background, but unfortunately, even they don't know much in terms of its history, but they indicated that the bridge had been here for about thirty years.