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Daffau Creek Bridge

Photos 

West facing view

Photo taken by Markus Haas in July 2008

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BH Photo #119154

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Daffau Creek on CR 218
Location
Erath County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 107.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.03139, -97.99667   (decimal degrees)
32°01'53" N, 97°59'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/594739/3544354 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camp Branch
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 020730AA0218001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32990 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
90

Categories 

Built 1938 (769)
Built during 1930s (10,691)
Erath County, Texas (32)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Open (36,892)
Owned by county (18,920)
Pony truss (15,083)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,014)
Structurally deficient (18,551)
Texas (2,258)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,701)
Truss (29,548)
Warren pony truss (2,956)
Warren truss (5,825)

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2008: New photos from Markus Haas

Sources 

  • Markus Haas - markus [at] sweeet [dot] net

Comments 

Daffau Creek Bridge
Posted April 1, 2012, by Tom Andrews (t_a_rantula [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Drove out to the bridge today. Made a video with my dash-camera crossing the bridge. Video posted to youtube at http://youtu.be/K8-J2kHrriA

Tom Andrews

Arlington, TX

Daffau Creek Bridge
Posted April 10, 2010, by Charles Wyly (Wyly1 [at] juno [dot] com)

I grew up on two branches of the Duffau Creek Bridges and swam in a pool in Duffau Community. There was also a Duffau Wells post office farther downstream for a minerl water health resort, but It closed first. I think the main DuffAU POST OFFICE IS ALSO CLOSED, BUT i NEVER HEARD OF A DAFFAU CREEK anywhere. .

Charles Wyly