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TX6 North Bosque River Bridge

Photos 

General View Of North Bosque River Bridge, East Approach, Looking West

Photo taken by Bruce Harms for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #247936

Map 

Description 

The North Bosque River bridge is a fine example of the Texas Highway Department's development of standard bridge designs. The rise of state highway departments marks the decline of the entrepreneurial bridge designer and the coming of the automobile age.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Bosque River on TX 6
Location
Erath County, Texas
Status
Unknown status - appears to be intact on Google satellite view
History
Built 1932-33
Builder
- Cage Bros. of Bishop, Texas (Contractor)
Design
Main spans: Three steel stringer spans, each 52 feet long
Approaches: 26 concrete deck girder spans, each 36.5 feet long
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 1,105.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.03964, -98.11042   (decimal degrees)
32°02'23" N, 98°06'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/583991/3545174 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clairette
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 020730025802003 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 55413 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1990)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 63.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
910

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2013: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER TX-83 - North Bosque River Bridge, Spanning North Bosque River at State Highway 6, Clairette, Erath County, TX