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Plainview Road Bridge

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Plainview Road Bridge

Photo courtesy of Denton County archives

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BH Photo #276239

Map 

Description 

National Bridge Inventory lists a construction date of 1925 and a reconstruction date of 1960. The 1925 date may be an error, or may refer to alteration or even relocation of the truss superstructure to this location at this time. The 1960 date likely refers to some rehab.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over North Hickory Creek on Plainview Road
Location
Krum, Denton County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge - original bridge placed in park in Krum, Texas, March 2014
History
Built 1903, relocated to park in the City of Krum, March 2014
Builder
- George E. King Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Warren Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 114.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Also called
North Hickory Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.26250, -97.24917   (decimal degrees)
33°15'45" N, 97°14'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/663079/3681755 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sanger
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 180610AA0113001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 59979 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/1998)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
50

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added older NBI data to correspond to the dimensions of the historic bridge, not its replacement.
  • April 21, 2014: New photos from Jerrell Parker
  • February 27, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified information
  • February 27, 2014: Added by Jerrell Parker

Sources 

  • Jerrell Parker - jerrell [dot] parker [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Plainview Road Bridge
Posted April 22, 2014, by Matt Lohry

Sorry, I meant photos 3 and 4, not 2 and 3--the first two appear to be for a different bridge.

Plainview Road Bridge
Posted April 22, 2014, by Matt Lohry

I looked at an old aerial view of the previous bridge on GE, and although it's really hard to make out, the previous bridge appears to be a 4-panel Warren, which would make photos 2 and 3 the correct photos for this page. Photo #1 is 5 panels, and its construction is probably a 1930's timeframe. Nathan wasn't kidding, the top chord alteration on the old bridge is appalling.

Plainview Road Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A few issues and questions with this page. Photo number 2 shows a riveted truss bridge with all riveted connections. Photos three and four seem to show what appears to be a different bridge with a highly unusual detail... pinned connections at only some connection points... and also show a horrific alteration to the top chord and end post where it appears i-beams were welded to it.

If anyone can provide clarity as to what bridge each photo is showing, and if needed move photos and/or create additional bridge pages as needed, this would be appreciated.

Both bridges appear to be historic.

I also would be curious to know if the altered top chord was done long before the bridge was relocated and preserved or if it was done when the bridge was moved. If its an old alteration, it can't be helped. But I would be very disappointed to learn that it was done when the bridge was moved... as other less drastic and cost-effective rehab methods exist.