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Rosenburg Bridge


[Brazos River Bridge at Rosenberg 4]

Photograph of a bridge crossing the Brazos river. The river at this point in time has run dry enough for men to cross it on foot without the bridge.

Courtesy of The Portal To Texas History


View this photo at texashistory.unt.edu

BH Photo #535985


Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Brazos River likely on Houston Street.
Fort Bend County, Texas
Replaced by a new bridge
8-panel, pinned Pennsylvania through truss (Camelback format)
(2)8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss approach spans.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.56643, -95.81059   (decimal degrees)
29°33'59" N, 95°48'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/227698/3274041 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 99112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


8-panel truss (627)
Brazos River (40)
Fort Bend County, Texas (14)
Lally columns (392)
Lost (30,635)
One-lane traffic (8,057)
Pennsylvania truss (601)
Pin-connected (5,225)
Pratt through truss (6,308)
Pratt truss (10,668)
Replaced by new bridge (20,848)
Texas (3,083)
Through truss (18,259)
Truss (37,312)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss information.
  • July 9, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "Lally columns"
  • July 9, 2022: New photo from Jesse Sharkoman Berube



Rosenburg Bridge
Posted July 9, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman Berube (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

i found another bridge nearby (well Luke found it first) at Garwood that has what looks to be an identical design

the image is from http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasBridges/Gallery-of-Forgotte...

Rosenburg Bridge
Posted July 9, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

That middle span is the most impressive of the three spans.

Rosenburg Bridge
Posted July 9, 2022, by Paul Plassman

It looks like a Pennsylvania truss with a top chord in the five-slope Camelback format. Impressive bridge too.

Rosenburg Bridge
Posted July 9, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I can see two Pratt through trusses, but I can't discern what type of span is the middle one.