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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
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 090980AA0288001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1990)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
50

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