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Sam Bass Road Bridge at Clear Creek


Sam Bass Through Truss

Abandoned truss frame in nearby field

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BH Photo #239406

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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.


Through truss bridge over Clear Creek on Sam Bass Road
Denton County, Texas
Truss frame abandoned in field near new bridge
Built 1908 for $1500 - Replaced 2007. Truss frame left in nearby field
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia [also known as Austin Bridge Co.]
Pratt through truss, link and pin construction.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 180610AA0152002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 17, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • October 20, 2018: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland
  • October 20, 2018: New photo from Jerrell Parker
  • 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


  • 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
  • Jeff Wieland
  • Jesse Sharkoman Berube - jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com