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Old Highway 80 Bridge

Photos 

Old Highway 80 Hallsville TX (1)

A view looking east through the bridge towards the narrow and deteriorating paved section of old highway 80. Thats my Mini Cooper sitting down the road.

Photo taken by Hugh F Wolfe on February 25 2012

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BH Photo #249191

Map 

Description 

According to another site where I first learned of this bridge, http://home.comcast.net/~bygonebyways/tx80-the_rest_of_tex.h... it was abandoned in the early 30's due to a route straightening. Access from the east via a narrow road or from the west walking a few hundred feet.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned truss bridge over Wards Creek on Old US Route 80 (CR3810)
Location
Harrison County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 54.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.50796, -94.55003   (decimal degrees)
32°30'29" N, 94°33'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/354397/3597800 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hallsville
Elevation
300 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 191030AA0137001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 55574 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1998)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
120

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2013: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • February 17, 2013: Updated by Hugh F Wolfe: Set the GPS location by using Google Maps (placed indicator at junction of Wards Creek and Old Hwy 80), merged NBI data.
  • February 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Moved coordinates slightly to the left.
  • February 16, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and adjusted coordinates
  • February 16, 2013: Added by Hugh F Wolfe

Sources 

  • Hugh F Wolfe - hughfwolfe [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old Highway 80 Bridge
Posted April 23, 2017, by Alison Moss (Alison Moss)

This bridge is most definitely still in existence. These pictures were taken April 22, 2017

Old Highway 80 Bridge
Posted May 30, 2014, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this location May 26, 2014: the bridge is no longer there.