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Richmond Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #114960

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost cantilevered through truss over Brazos River on US 90A at Richmond
Location
Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas
Status
Removed
History
Opened July 23, 1925; parallel bridge built 1965; closed to traffic Nov. 1986; demolished July 14, 1988
Builders
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia
- Charles H. Kendall
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 364.0 ft.
Total length: 1,156.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.58355, -95.75856   (decimal degrees)
29°35'01" N, 95°45'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/232785/3275817 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 36688 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

Sources 

  • Historic American Engineering Record