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Yancey Road Bridge


Yancey Road Bridge


Photo provided by Spicer Sigman


BH Photo #413829


Lenticular through truss bridge over Pond/Tehuacana Creek on Private Road
Frio County, Texas
Open to authorized vehicles only
Built 1891 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co; Closed 1990; Relocated 2001; Rehabilitated 2003
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- William Payson (BIBCo's Southwestern Agent)
Lenticular through truss
Span length: 109.0 ft.
Total length: 109.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.07132, -99.12847   (decimal degrees)
29°04'17" N, 99°07'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/487495/3215893 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilson Ranch
Inventory number
BH 76981 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • May 10, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet


  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com


Yancey Road Bridge
Posted December 17, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

A big thank you to Spicer Sigman for providing photos and for the tremendous effort in saving this beauty. The fact that it was hot riveted during its restoration goes well beyond what we see in most restorations.

Hats off to you sir!

Yancey Road Bridge
Posted December 17, 2017, by Spicer Sigman (spicersigman [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I moved this bridge from the Hondo Creek to our ranch in 2003. The county was going to demolition it and I couldn't bare to see it wasted. It is a lenticular truss, so we hired Dodson House Moving and Alamo Crane to pick the bridge up on both ends at the same time. We then roaded the bridge to the ranch and placed it on awaiting concrete abutments. We spent the next year or so removing the cancerous lattice work and replacing it with newly fabricated steel. The entire bridge was hot-riveted, so it took a while to return it to its original form.

After sandblasting and repainting the entire bridge with a primer and two part epoxy, we installed new wood flooring as it was originally intended and drive across it daily. I will upload pictures soon.

Yancey Road Bridge
Posted May 10, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've been looking for this bridge for quite some time, as it was listed in older publications of extant Lenticular truss bridges and I was persistently optimistic that it had to be somewhere. Otherwise though, there isn't too much info to go on. It appears to be on private property of a ranch. In older info this was referred to as the Yancey Road Bridge, so either this is an old alignment of the road or the bridge was relocated from the adjacent Yancey Road.

Hopefully a bridgehunter from that region can find some more info on this bridge, or maybe knock on a door and see about getting some pictures!