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Rock Lake Ranch Bridge

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Gibbons pony

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Description 

The Old Gibbons Creek bridge, an early 20th century steel-truss bridge nicknamed by local residents the “Shanghai Bridge,” once stood a few miles away. Abandoned in the 1980s, it was moved and restored in 2009 and provides a scenic approach to the Waterfront Pavilion and other outdoor areas at Rock Lake Ranch.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Rock Creek on private drive
Location
Grimes County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Old Gibbons Creek Bridge
Shanghai Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.59036, -96.09622   (decimal degrees)
30°35'25" N, 96°05'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/778448/3387797 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Carlos
Inventory number
BH 55392 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added link to imagery
  • January 30, 2013: Added by aaron leibold

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