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Forest Brook Drive Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom Andrews

BH Photo #411024

Map 

Street View 

Description 

1968 was the listed construction date which is incorrect. It is not known if this is an error, refers to rehab, or relocation.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Red Oak Creek on Forrest Brook Drive in Ovilla
Location
Ellis County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built at unknown date. Rehabilitated or relocated in 1968
Design
Pin-connected half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 111.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.51497, -96.86091   (decimal degrees)
32°30'54" N, 96°51'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/700930/3599535 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lancaster
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 180710BB0080002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32978 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
52

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced with one of the ugliest modern truss bridges on earth.
  • May 5, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and info.

Comments 

Forrest Brook Drive Bridge
Posted April 29, 2012, by Tom Andrews (t_a_rantula [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very nice bridge - well groomed drainage banks