Subject: Nueces River bridge in the Valley Wells Cemetery
When I was a kid, there was a metal sign on the Nueces River Bridge in Valley Wells. The sign stated that the bridge was built in 1909 by an iron company in Iowa. Someone pried the sign off in the 60s. The bridge was replaced in 2001. There was talk about moving the old bridge to the park in Carrizo Springs. I do not think that the County wanted to pay the cost to transport it that far and left it in the cemetery.
Stripped to the frame and abandoned in Valley Wells Cemetary
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2001
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 88.9 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.47884, -99.51043(decimal degrees) 28°28'44" N, 99°30'38" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
TXNBI 220640AA0135001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1999)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
March 5, 2013: New photos from Barclay Gibson
August 20, 2011: Updated by aaron leibold: Bridge was moved to, then abandoned in Valley Wells Cemetery