Rating:
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South Llano River Bridge

Photos 

Side view from the south

Side view from the south side of the river. The entire bridge has been repainted and all parts appear to be in excellent condition.

Photo taken by Markus Haas in May 2010

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BH Photo #166669

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South Llano River on Loop 481 in Junction
Location
Junction, Kimble County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Builders
- Central Bitulithic Construction Co. of Detroit, Michigan
- Gibb Gilchrist of Wills Point, Texas
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 189.0 ft.
Total length: 1,341.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.48707, -99.76222   (decimal degrees)
30°29'13" N, 99°45'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/426846/3373005 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Junction
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 071340014216031 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 96001124 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 33151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
490

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 29, 2015: New photo from M C Toyer
  • November 28, 2015: New photo from M C Toyer
  • April 11, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Updated to Warren with all verts
  • May 20, 2013: New photos from Robert Elder
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: added NRHP info
  • May 31, 2010: Updated by Markus Haas: Added builders and revised height
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Streets View and Link

Sources 

Comments 

South Llano River Bridge
Posted May 20, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is relatively easy to document. There is a parking area nearby, and a cantilevered walkway allows documentation of details.

South Llano River Bridge
Posted March 22, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This appears to be a beautiful and unusual continuous through truss. In Street View it was being painted.