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Barton Creek Bridge

Photos 

General View of Bridge, Looking West

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #139633

Map 

Description 

Constructed in 1890 across Barton Creek oriented east-west along main road from Stephenville (Erath County) to Gordon (Palo Pinto County).

Bypassed in 1924 and replaced by a steel truss bridge oriented north-south erected on realigned road approximately 100 meters northeast.

The 1924 steel truss was replaced by the present prestressed concrete stringer bridge in 2004.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Barton Creek on CR 119
Location
Erath County, Texas
Status
Abandoned and severly deterioriated
History
Built 1890 by Runyon Bridge Co., bypassed and abandoned in 1924
Builder
- Runyon Bridge Co.
Design
Runyon-patent cable-stayed suspension bridge.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.50609, -98.35062   (decimal degrees)
32°30'22" N, 98°21'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/560998/3596720 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
971 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 42498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Update details and add new photos
  • May 2, 2009: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • HAER TX-87 - Barton Creek Bridge, Spanning Barton Creek, Huckabay vicinity, Erath County, TX
  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Barton Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2013, by John Scruggs

Possibly located at or near 32.506744, -98.350019 will explore in 2 weeks. There is a shadow that resembles a suspension bridge below a steel frame crossing east to west at this location. HAER Photos also call out east to west alignment.

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