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Hachtel Drive (old FM 455) over Duck Creek

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FM 455 Bridge over Duck Creek in Sanger

Photo taken by DJ Taylor in November 2012

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BH Photo #275092

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Description 

Located on closed county road but access blocked by private property (Hachtel Drive). 1.5 miles west of Sanger TX off FM 455 on north side. Not visible from public ROW.

FM 455 was realigned about 1956 and a new bridge built.

Closed bridge is approximately 100 feet in length consisting of one steel pony truss about 70 feet long and short concrete spans about 15 feet long on each approach.

Bridge deck is about 15-16 feet wide concrete overlaid with 1 inch of asphalt. Overall condition is good with a few dings in the steel and concrete railings.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Duck Creek on Hachtel Drive (old FM 455)
Location
Denton County, Texas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Duck Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.36712, -97.20615   (decimal degrees)
33°22'02" N, 97°12'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/666887/3693424 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sanger
Elevation
625 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 62970 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2015: Updated by James Baughn: Merged duplicate pages
  • September 12, 2014: Added by M C Toyer
  • February 19, 2014: Added by Jerrell Parker

Sources 

  • Jerrell Parker - jerrell [dot] parker [at] gmail [dot] com
  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Hachtel Drive (old FM 455) over Duck Creek
Posted September 30, 2015, by Shannon

Thank you!!

Hachtel Drive (old FM 455) over Duck Creek
Posted September 13, 2015, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Shannon -

The east end where Hatchel turns off FM 455 is marked private driveway but I've never tried to enter and ask permission.

The west end has a locked gate on the old road grade, which is a couple of hundred yards from the bridge itself.

According to Denton County the old roadway and the bridge are still county property. The gate and private drive sign were likely done by the adjacent property owners.

Just east of where the west end of the old road merges with the present FM 455 is an unfenced field. I just walked across it and through the woods along the creek toward the bridge and found an unlocked gate about 50 yards from the bridge and then walked the rest of the way on the old road.

There has been some recent road repairs or utility construction in the vicinity so the gate may be open now.

Go before deer season and be sure to smile for the game cameras.

Hachtel Drive (old FM 455) over Duck Creek
Posted September 12, 2015, by Shannon (jwugrad2003 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anyway to gain access to this bridge? Want to take a few quick photos of my daughter on it.