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TX276 Two Mile Bridge

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Two Mile Bridge

Two Mile Bridge over Lake Tawakoni, an impoundment of the Sabine River in southeastern Hunt County, TX. Built in 1959. View is looking southeast from the Rainbow Point SRA Public Boat Ramp parking lot.

Photo taken by Audrie Mallory in February 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Description 

According to Texas A&M, when constructed, this was the longest bridge in the nation carrying a Farm-to-Market road.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Lake Tawakoni; Sabine River on TX Hwy 276
Location
West Tawakoni, Hunt County, Texas, and Rains County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
New bridge is currently nearing completion parallel to the old bridge. The old bridge will be demolished once the new bridge is open.
History
Built 1959
Builder
- Cage Bros. of Bishop, Texas
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 9,600.5 ft. (1.8 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.90503, -95.99157   (decimal degrees)
32°54'18" N, 95°59'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/220188/3644728 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 011170064101019 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 69888 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 40.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
3,600

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2015: Added by Audrie Mallory

Comments 

TX276 Two Mile Bridge
Posted October 5, 2017, by Mark Reeder (reedermh [at] verizon [dot] net)

The new bridge has been built and it appears the old one has been demolished. I crossed it recently and I saw no signs of an older bridge.