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Collapsed Bridge over Spring Creek on Lost (Logging?) Road

Photos 

Looking East

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #307426

Map 

Description 

The remains of at least one steel stringer bridge span are on the south bank of the creek, alongside remains of an asphalt covered wooden deck. There are the remains of timber supports, in the creek and on the south bank. Higher on the banks on both north and south sides are the remains of steel guardrails and asphalt paving.

The area had been heavily used for logging decades ago and there are many tracks of old logging roads in the woods in the area, though development has obliterated most traces.

It is clear that after this bridge collapsed, the south end (now heavily eroded) was used as a dump, mostly for tires, until very recently.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Unknown
Location
Spring, Harris County, Texas, and Montgomery County, Texas
Status
Collapsed
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.06271, -95.33497   (decimal degrees)
30°03'46" N, 95°20'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/274908/3328032 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maedan
Inventory number
BH 63955 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,261)
Collapsed (180)
Harris County, Texas (126)
Lost (18,931)
Montgomery County, Texas (9)
Mystery (84)
Owned by county (18,919)
Spring, Texas (1)
Steel stringer (4,836)
Texas (2,258)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

Sources 

Comments 

Collapsed Bridge over Spring Creek on Lost (Logging?) Road
Posted April 9, 2015, by Marvin Trevino (trevino [dot] marvin [at] gmail [dot] com)

I remember in the late 70's to early 80's riding our bikes out to this bridge. We would ride up Treaschwig and hop the fence at the curve. On Google maps you can still see the dirt road. At that time, more of the bridge on the south side was still up, but hanging down into the water. You could still see the roadway (although a little overgrown at the time) on the north side and a few of the pillars. We always wanted to ride up the road just to see where it went.