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Guadalupe River Bridge

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Photo taken by Patrick Feller in April 2014

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BH Photo #281842

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Guadalupe River on U.S. 87
Location
DeWitt County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Builders
- Cage Bros. of Bishop, Texas
- L.A. Turner
- Texas Highway Department
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
Design
Parker through truss.
A single 250-foot riveted Parker through truss with 20 steel I-beam approach spans. A relief structure on the north side of the main bridge comprises 15 steel I-beam spans identical to those used on the main bridge.
The span rests on reinforced concrete piers consisting of battered cylindrical columns in a dumbbell configuration. The approach spans are supported by a series of bents composed of precast concrete piling.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 1,295.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1996
Also called
New River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.06622, -97.32158   (decimal degrees)
29°03'58" N, 97°19'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/663386/3216484 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cuero
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001122 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 130620014308037 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32956 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
5,140

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "guadalupe river"
  • April 16, 2014: New photos from Patrick Feller
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.

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