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Waxahachie Viaduct

Photos 

Waxahachie Viaduct Substructure

Photo taken by Larry D. Moore in September 2016

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #364779

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Union Pacific Railroad and Waxahachie Creek on US 77 (Elm Street)
Location
Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built ca. 1931. Possible work done in 1960.
Design
Tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 1,121.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Elm Street Viaduct
US-77 Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.38361, -96.85028   (decimal degrees)
32°23'01" N, 96°51'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/702223/3584989 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waxahachie
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
13,950
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 180710004803011 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 55228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (12,938)
Built 1931 (814)
Built during 1930s (10,771)
Concrete tee beam (2,497)
Doomed (1,040)
Ellis County, Texas (47)
Functionally obsolete (7,790)
Have street view (23,736)
NR-listed (2,837)
Open (37,173)
Owned by state (14,183)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,166)
Texas (2,305)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,706)
Waxahachie, Texas (6)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2016: New photos from Larry D. Moore
  • January 16, 2013: Added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Waxahachie Viaduct
Posted January 10, 2018, by Julia Bell (flyfshrgrl [at] gmail [dot] com)

TxDOT and the City of Waxahachie are planning an expansion on Business US 77. This bridge is slated to be destroyed and new, wider (and uglier) one is to replace it.

Latest article on the issue. I did not get to attend this meeting.

http://www.waxahachietx.com/news/20170726/waxahachie-city-co...