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Pecos River Bridge

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Pecos river

Photo taken by W Schutz

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BH Photo #224335

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Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Pecos River on SH 290
Location
Crockett County, Texas, and Pecos County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933
Design
Through parker truss with 24 simple concrete T-beam and 2 steel I-beam approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 940.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.65958, -101.77012   (decimal degrees)
30°39'34" N, 101°46'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/234562/3395149 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sheffield
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 070530014008051 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32909 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
140

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Texas DOT info
  • February 2, 2012: Updated by W Schutz: Clarified type of truss and added approach span information
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.

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Comments 

Pecos River Bridge
Posted November 19, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, yes and no...

290 still crosses this bridge, so I am not sure that 290 has been officially replaced by another road.

But, for all intents and purposes, I-10 is now carrying the traffic that once would have used this road. Based on my observations from visiting the area, it would appear that this part of 290 mostly just carries tourists looking for a scenic drive or visiting Fort Lancaster.

Pecos River Bridge
Posted November 19, 2013, by Dave (dpotiuk [at] telus [dot] net)

Is this bridge on an old alignment of U.S. 290?