Rating:
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Fort Richardson State Park Bridge

Photos 

Overview

http://www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/Fort-Richardson-State-Park-Texas.htm

BH Photo #194232

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Quadrangular Warren through truss bridge
Location
Jacksboro (Fort Richardson State Park), Jack County, Texas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
The bridge will be used as a part of a pedestrian trail.
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Quadrangular Warren through truss
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to a designated historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.20819, -98.16189   (decimal degrees)
33°12'29" N, 98°09'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/578109/3674680 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jacksboro
Inventory number
BH 48256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
  • February 28, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Corrected bridge type--this is actually a Quadrangular Warren truss, or simply a "Lattice" truss.
  • February 25, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Fort Richardson State Park Bridge
Posted February 28, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yup.....forgot about Lassig, as they used that design some too. I would suspect given the location that F&B would be more probable as that seems closer to their region.

Fort Richardson State Park Bridge
Posted February 28, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Anthony - you read my mind! I suspect that either Farnsworth and Blodgett or perhaps M. Lassig could possibly be responsible for this one.

Fort Richardson State Park Bridge
Posted February 26, 2011, by Al Bertram (abertram8297 [at] charter [dot] net)

I remember seeing that span sitting next to the entrance of Fort Richardson State Park when I went there for a Volksmarch sometime in the 1986-1987 timespan. I was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma at the time. I even have a picture of it somewhere in my photo albums, as I thought it was odd sitting there, nowhere close to any stream. I believe that I read somewhere that it was an old railroad span from somewhere near Jacksboro, as many years ago, several railroads apparently ran through there. I remember seeing the roadbed for one still visible near town. I confirmed this by looking in a copy of a 1928 railroad atlas. Doesn't look like much has changed.

Fort Richardson State Park Bridge
Posted February 25, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's a Warren-Quadrangular (Quadruple-intersecting Warren truss)

The pedimented portal bracing looks similar to those built by Farnsworth & Blodgett.

Fort Richardson State Park Bridge
Posted February 25, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

just found this bridge. need help here. is it a whipple, double intersection warren, trip. intersection warren, or other? who made it? any other information would help.