Rating:
3 votes

Fort Richardson State Park Bridge

Photos 

Overview

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

BH Photo #194232

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Quadrangular Warren through truss bridge
Location
Jacksboro, 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 (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
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 

  • September 22, 2020: New photo from Glenn Celerier
  • September 20, 2020: New photo from Glenn Celerier
  • February 29, 2020: New photo from Rene Gomez
  • 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
  • Rene Gomez
  • Glenn Celerier - celerier [dot] bridgehunter [at] gmail [dot] com

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.