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Sam Bass Road Bridge at Clear Creek

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Sam Bass Through Truss

Abandoned truss frame in nearby field

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BH Photo #239406

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Description 

Bridge has been reserved for City of Sanger for a park. Was originally located near Duck Creek Cemetery; served far northwest Denton County residents and Wise County residents as part of their postal route.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Sam Bass Road
Location
Denton County, Texas
Status
Truss frame abandoned in field near new bridge
History
Built 1908 for $1500 - Replaced 2007. Truss frame left in nearby field
Builder
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
Design
Pratt through truss, link and pin construction.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 126.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.34833, -97.21750   (decimal degrees)
33°20'54" N, 97°13'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/665867/3691322 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sanger
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 180610AA0152002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2009)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
62

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2014: New photo from Jerrell Parker
  • September 15, 2012: Updated by aaron leibold: Truss frame in field near new bridge
  • May 7, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge replaced

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jerrell Parker - jerrell [dot] parker [at] gmail [dot] com