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Iron Ore Creek Bridge

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Iron ore creek warren pony

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Description 

This 60'-9"-long, twelve-panel riveted Warren pony truss was built around 1911 by the Midland Bridge Company of Kansas City, Missouri. It originally spanned Iron Ore Creek at Grayson County Route 597, but has been relocated to Loy Lake Park near Denison, Texas. It survives in its present location as one of only a few extant bridges erected by the Midland Bridge Company in Texas, and in its original location it served as an important local transportation link in the development of Grayson County's agricultural economy.

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Overview
Warren pony truss bridge formerly over Iron Ore Creek on County Road 597
Location
Grayson County, Texas
Status
Relocated to Public Park
History
Built around 1911 by the Midland Bridge Company of Kansas City, Missouri.It originally spanned Iron Ore Creek at Grayson County Route 597, but has been relocated to Loy Lake Park near Denison, Texas.
Builder
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Twelve-panel riveted Warren pony truss with concrete deck
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Loy Lake Park Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.73277, -96.58953   (decimal degrees)
33°43'58" N, 96°35'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/723321/3735136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sherman
Inventory number
BH 55431 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Adjusted location and added photos
  • February 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder.
  • February 3, 2013: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com