1 vote

Big Elm Creek Bridge



Bowstring pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on CR 159
Falls County, Texas
Open to traffic
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.41259, -96.75802   (decimal degrees)
31°24'45" N, 96°45'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/713131/3477503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 63091 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Bowstring pony truss (271)
Bowstring truss (538)
Falls County, Texas (26)
Open (39,828)
Owned by county (20,732)
Pony truss (16,162)
Texas (2,464)
Truss (32,714)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2020: Updated by Scott Wiley: Corrected county road number.
  • September 21, 2014: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Kosse, Texas - Pic of Bridge
  • Scott Wiley - bellstar120 [at] gmail [dot] com


Big Elm Creek Bridge
Posted September 21, 2014, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

On county line. Find it in Falls County. Where is the other one? I will add more pics of this one soon.

Big Elm Creek Bridge
Posted September 21, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Maybe found two bowstring bridges not on NBI. This one, which the associated link has a pic for the bridge. Would like more info on it--that is if it is a "King" type, so on and so forth, and another possible one close by (http://bridgehunter.com/tx/limestone/little-elm-creek/), the Little Elm Creek Bridge. Need confirmation to know if this is a bowstring. Looking at Google Earth it looks like a bowstring vaguely, but it is a pony truss for sure. Anyway, please help here. If there are two nonlisted bowstrings in one finding I will be a happy person!