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Old Grassy Creek Bridge

Photos 

Grassy creek bridge

Photo was taken before the ends were blocked off. Still ok to walk or bike across.

Photo taken by Marty Blaise

BH Photo #284611

Map 

Description 

It is possible that SH 105 had a different designation in 1934. Many Texas highways changed their designation through the years. Currently State Highway 105 runs through much of south Texas, but a lot of the roadway was rebuilt wider and curves straightened. Fortunately, much of the old highway remains in place and provides a great photo oddity.

Facts 

Overview
Stringer bridge over Grassy Creek on Former SH 105
Location
Grimes County, Texas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built in 1934 by the Texas Highway Dept. in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads
Builders
- Edwin Artmann of Lee, Texas
- Texas Highway Department
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
Design
Stringer
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Formerly State Highway 105 until new bridge was built, old bridge remains, but should be blocked to traffic now.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.35404, -95.99628   (decimal degrees)
30°21'15" N, 95°59'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/211982/3361824 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stoneham
Inventory number
BH 61156 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2016: Updated by Larry D. Moore: Changed History line as cornerstone plaques have been removed
  • June 1, 2014: Added by Marty Blaise

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