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Blanco River Bridge

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Texas Flooding Wipes Out Bridge

The rising Blanco River in Texas took out a bridge on Fischer Store Road.

NBC News Published May 25th 2015, 4:16 pm

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Stringer bridge over Blanco River on Fischer Store Road
Location
Hays County, Texas
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1991, Destroyed bt flooding 2015
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.00046, -98.20059   (decimal degrees)
30°00'02" N, 98°12'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/577101/3319105 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 141060AA0180001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 67772 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2012)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 95.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
350

Categories 

Beam (11,939)
Built 1991 (63)
Built during 1990s (563)
Destroyed by flood (331)
Have street view (22,067)
Hays County, Texas (7)
Lost (18,671)
Lost 2015 (205)
Lost during 2010s (1,993)
Modern (1,664)
Owned by county (18,851)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,792)
Texas (2,235)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,599)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2015: New video from Roger Deschner
  • May 25, 2015: New Street View added by Roger Deschner

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Blanco River Bridge
Posted December 4, 2015, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

A temporary replacement has been built in its place:

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/55654109-story

Blanco River Bridge
Posted May 26, 2015, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Steve Dunk flew a drone over the site of this former bridge, showing its wreckage. Video posted to the bridge page. Compare to Google street view taken before flood.