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Stephenville Crossing Bridge

Photos 

3/4 View From Nw

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

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313872

Map 

Description 

The Stephenville Crossing Bridge features ornate decoration on the portal struts and it is one of the better examples of pin-connected Pratt through truss construction in Texas. Fabricated by a national bridge building company, this bridge was probably once common to the American built environment. Before relocation in 1996, it was one of four remaining bridges employing a pin-connected Pratt through truss in Hamilton County.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Originally spanning Leon River on County Route No. 176
Location
Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas
Status
In storage
History
Original location- CR 176 Briarcliff vicinity, Travis County, TX. Moved to field in Hamilton 1996.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss.
Dimensions
Span length: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.70869, -98.11792   (decimal degrees)
31°42'31" N, 98°07'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/583580/3508484 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hamilton East
Inventory number
BH 49327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • September 23, 2012: Updated by aaron leibold: Bridge has been moved, current location is unknown
  • August 12, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER TX-57 - Stephenville Crossing Bridge, Spanning Leon River at County Route No. 176 (Moved to Private Road south of State Route 71, Briarcliff vicinity, Travis county), Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX