Rating:
3 votes

Smothers Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Kevin Dellaria in October 2011

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BH Photo #218261

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Smothers Creek on CR 183
Location
Lavaca County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.45972, -97.04583   (decimal degrees)
29°27'35" N, 97°02'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/689506/3260510 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wied
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 131430AA0102004 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
100

Categories 

Built 1930 (1,603)
Built during 1930s (10,582)
Lavaca County, Texas (21)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Open (36,585)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pratt through truss (4,595)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,037)
Structurally deficient (18,442)
Texas (2,234)
Through truss (12,893)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,650)
Truss (29,444)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • October 21, 2011: New photos from Kevin Dellaria

Sources 

  • Kevin Dellaria

Comments 

Smothers Creek Bridge
Posted June 20, 2017, by William R. Smothers (wd5fdu [at] cvctx [dot] com)

We visited Smothers Creek Bridge today after seeing the article in the Hallettsville paper. This bridge and the creek are named after my ancestor so it was a meaningful experience for me. I believe the creek was named after William Smothers and there is a roadside sign in his honor a few miles south of Hallettsville on Hwy. 77.