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Deer Park Golf Course Bridge

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BH Photo #212880

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Description 

As per the historical marker: PRATT TRUSS BRIDGE

A pin connected truss bridge characteristic of the popular style that once dotted rural Texas, this bridge is the last one in Texas built by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Company of Iowa. Originally opened in 1891 on the Leon River in Coryell County in what later became Mother Neff State Park, the bridge was moved 6 miles in the late 1940s or early 1950s to County Road 322. By 1993 the bridge could no longer support modern road traffic. Texas Department of Transportation officials, in a historic preservation agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, painstakingly transported it more than 150 miles to this site.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over a lake on a golfcart/pedestrian trail in Deer Park Golf Course
Location
Deer Park, Harris County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1891 over Leon River in Coryell County, relocated to CR 322 in same county on or around 1950, and then relocated to current location in 1993
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.69640, -95.13717   (decimal degrees)
29°41'47" N, 95°08'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/293225/3287055 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pasadena
Inventory number
BH 49528 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2011: Added by James McCray

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Comments 

Deer Park Golf Course Bridge
Posted February 8, 2019, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (lner4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/deerpark/news/article/Cit...

"The fate of a decaying historical Pratt truss bridge at the Battleground Golf Course is in question as Deer Park’s city council wrestles with whether to spend money to repair it.

Depending on how much repairs would change the fundamental structure of the bridge — and the will of the council members to pay for them and possibly future maintenance — the bridge may not retain its historical status, City Councilwoman Sherry Garrison said."

More at the link.