Rating:
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Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #115045

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Cable-stayed bridge over Puluxy River on CR 149 (Berry's Creek Road)
Location
Erath County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1890 by the Runyon Bridge Co.; relocated 1934
Builder
- Runyon Bridge Co.
Design
Cable-stayed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 201.1 ft.
Total length: 268.1 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1977
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.35431, -98.02597   (decimal degrees)
32°21'16" N, 98°01'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/591648/3580125 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluff Dale
Inventory numbers
NRHP 77001440 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 020730AA0149002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32988 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2006)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
50

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 1, 2013: New photos from Barclay Gibson
  • October 4, 2011: New Street View added by Linda Thaxton
  • June 10, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

Sources 

Comments 

Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge
Posted May 26, 2014, by Tina (texas-meme [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I was there this weekend and it is now closed to pedestrians also.

Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge
Posted February 25, 2010, by Patrick Sparks (psparks [at] sparksengineering [dot] com)

Sparks Engineering, Inc. is preparing a scope of work and opinion of cost for the rehabilitation of this unique bridge. The report is being prepared for the Historic Bridge Foundation.

http://www.sparksengineering.com/