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Winchell Through Truss



Photo taken by Judy McBride & Barclay Gibson

BH Photo #210699

Street View 


Camelback through truss bridge over Colorado River on old Hwy 377
McCulloch County, Texas, and Brown County, Texas
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
This bridge was condemned in 1987 and a new concrete bridge was built next to it. Brown and McCulloch Counties signed a joint maintenance resolution at that time, each county being responsible for repairs to their half, including removal of tall vegetation under the bridge and spot painting to protect bridge joints and cover graffiti. To prevent access to the old structure, about 60 feet of approach was removed from each end.
Completed in 1932 by the Austin Bridge Co., the bridge narrowly survived the record high flood of 1936, condemned in 1987
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
Designed with three through truss camelback sections, the center truss measures 200 in length and each end truss is 110. Including the approaches, the total length was originally 848.2 feet.
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 840.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Hwy 377 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.46806, -99.16221   (decimal degrees)
31°28'05" N, 99°09'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/484590/3481488 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 49420 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2022: New Street View added by Paul Plassman
  • June 28, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • September 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 20, 2020: New photo from Glenn Celerier
  • November 9, 2011: New photo from Ken Miller
  • August 26, 2011: Added by aaron leibold


  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Thaxton
  • Ken Miller - dermoons [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Glenn Celerier - celerier [dot] bridgehunter [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Jesse Sharkoman Berube - jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman


Winchell Through Truss
Posted June 28, 2022, by Bambi Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is a great place for stargazing and to watch shooting stars like the ones in the picture