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Winchell Through Truss

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Photo taken by Judy McBride & Barclay Gibson

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Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Colorado River on old Hwy 377
Location
McCulloch County, Texas, and Brown County, Texas
Status
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.
History
Completed in 1932 by the Austin Bridge Co., the bridge narrowly survived the record high flood of 1936, condemned in 1987
Builder
- Austin Bridge Co.
Design
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.
Dimensions
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 

  • November 9, 2011: New photo from Ken Miller
  • August 26, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Linda Thaxton
  • Ken Miller - dermoons [at] gmail [dot] com