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Bunton Branch Bridge


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Located on County Road 210, just northwest of the Bunton Overpass, this small concrete arch bridge has the distinction of being the oldest concrete bridge in Hays County, and one of only a few known surviving bridges left on the Old Austin-San Antonio Post Road. The bridge is composed of a single, reinforced concrete arch span, resting on concrete abutments founded on natural stone. Plainly detailed, the arch has an elliptical shape with a line of coping running across the top of the parapet railing. This small arch was constructed in 1915 under a federal aid program to improve rural delivery of mail on the Austin-San Antonio road. The Austin-San Antonio Post Road became the first federally funded highway in the state, serving as a model for highway construction programs that would follow with the establishment of the Texas State Highway Commission in 1917.

From http://historicbridgefoundation.com/txbridges/hillcountry/ha...


Concrete arch bridge over Bunton Branch on Dry Hole Road in Kyle
Hays County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1915
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 19, 2002
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.01778, -97.85861   (decimal degrees)
30°01'04" N, 97°51'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/610068/3321303 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 141060AA0210001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 02000086 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 141060C00057001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77 (out of 100)
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Arch (12,152)
Bridgemapper.com (1,325)
Built 1915 (1,232)
Built during 1910s (9,667)
Deck arch (11,390)
Functionally obsolete (6,369)
Have street view (27,058)
Hays County, Texas (7)
NR-listed (2,961)
Open (39,969)
Owned by county (20,840)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,705)
Texas (2,474)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,214)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 23, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: added NRHP info