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CR 232 San Marcos River Bridge

The approach from the west.

Photo taken by Markus Haas in January 2009

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BH Photo #132431

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over San Marcos River on CR 232
Location
Gonzales County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Builders
- New Jersey Steel & Iron Co. of Trenton, New Jersey (Bridge looks similar to other bridges in the county built by this builder.)
- Ottawa Bridge Co. (According to 2006 article cited below)
Design
Pratt through truss. Bridge builder plaque missing, but similar in style and age to another in county built by the New Jersey Steel and Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 274.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
San Marcos River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.56333, -97.54333   (decimal degrees)
29°33'48" N, 97°32'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/641111/3271285 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottine
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 130900AA0232002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
40

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2016: Updated by Luke: Info
  • January 18, 2009: New photos from Markus Haas

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