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Guadalupe River Bridge


Photo taken by Patrick Feller in April 2014


BH Photo #281842


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Through truss bridge over Guadalupe River on U.S. 87
DeWitt County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1938
- Cage Bros. of Bishop, Texas
- L.A. Turner
- Texas Highway Department
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
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 report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 5, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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.



Guadalupe River Bridge
Posted March 19, 2018, by Luke

It's a standardized bridge design, so the image is more than likely of one in Kearnes county.

Guadalupe River Bridge
Posted March 19, 2018, by Lori Shuler (lorishuler [at] live [dot] com)

I have attached a picture taken of a bridge in Texas during a flood in early 1947 or late 1946. The picture was developed in Feb 1947. I had always thought that this bridge was somewhere in Karnes County (possibly over the San Antonio River). But after viewing pictures of the Guadalupe River Bridge, I'm wondering if this is a picture of that bridge instead. Any thoughts? Thanks, Lori