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Sycamore Creek Bridge

Photos 

3/4 View From E

Photo taken by Joseph E. Elliott for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313884

Map 

Description 

The Sycamore Creek Bridge is the last surviving bridge employing a Pratt half-hip pony truss in Hamilton County.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Sycamore Creek on CR 288
Location
Hamilton County, Texas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1911; Replaced 1997
Builder
- Montague S. Hasie of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.68944, -97.97583   (decimal degrees)
31°41'22" N, 97°58'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/597065/3506469 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cutoff Mountain
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
35
Inventory numers
TXNBI 090980AA0288001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 16, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King

Sources 

  • HAER TX-58 - Sycamore Creek Bridge, Spanning Sycamore Creek at County Route 288, Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX