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Oak Forest Bridge

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Oak Forest Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009

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BH Photo #145394

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Facts 

Overview
Reolcated through truss bridge. Formerly CR 143 bridge over the Guadalupe River.
Location
Gonzales County, Texas
Status
Relocated from CR 143 over the Guadalupe River to a pedestrian trail over Kerr Creek in Gonzales
History
Built 1913; Replacement bridge constructed in 2003 and main span relocated for a pedestrian trail over Kerr Creek in Gonzales
Builders
- A.A. Alsbury & Co.
- Ottumwa Bridge Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa
Design
Parker through truss with two Pratt trusses on either side of the main span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 359.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Also called
Guadalupe River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.48778, -97.58694   (decimal degrees)
29°29'16" N, 97°35'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/636987/3262860 (zone/easting/northing)
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Cost
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 130900AA0143001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2006)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
40

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added additional builder info.
  • August 15, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey
  • July 13, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Main span of bridge was relocated for use a pedestrian bridge in Gonzales

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