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Little Mineral Creek Bridge

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Little Mineral Creek Bridge

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Description 

The Little Mineral Creek Bridge is one of three identical short-span Warren pony trusses in Grayson County bearing plates with both a 1913 construction date and the names of county commissioners in office at that time, but no information concerning the builder. Because Grayson County commissioners' court records for this period were destroyed in a 1930 fire, it is difficult to ascertain what company erected these structures. However, it may be said that the Little Mineral Creek Bridge, originally spanning Reeves Road (County Route 456) just north of the City of Pottsboro, and since moved to City Park in Pottsboro. Like most surviving Warren trusses, the Little Mineral Creek Bridge was built with vertical members. One design aspect of the bridge worthy of note is that verticals are solid I-beams while the diagonals are laced angles. The bridge is 46*-2" long, from end of bearing plate to end of bearing plate, and has a roadway width of 12'-0" from inside of inclined end post to inside of inclined end post.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge on Park Trail
Location
Pottsboro, Grayson County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Relocated to City Park
History
Built 1913
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 46.0 ft.
Total length: 46.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.76162, -96.65860   (decimal degrees)
33°45'42" N, 96°39'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/716848/3738189 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72738 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2016: New photos from M C Toyer
  • July 7, 2016: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

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