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Rock Church Suspension Bridge

Photos 

View of Bridge Looking North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #139627

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Paluxy River on former FM 2870 (now on private property).
Location
Hood County, Texas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1917
Design
Cable- and stayed-truss suspension bridge.
Dimensions
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.30148, -97.95779   (decimal degrees)
32°18'05" N, 97°57'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/598121/3574329 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paluxy
Elevation
815 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 42497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1917 (584)
Built during 1910s (8,806)
Closed (2,443)
Hood County, Texas (4)
Owned privately (1,308)
Texas (2,258)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,701)

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: updated
  • May 2, 2009: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • HAER TX-81 - Rock Church Suspension Bridge, Spanning Paluxy River, Tolar vicinity, Hood County, TX
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com