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Old Railroad Road Bridge

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Old Railroad Rd Snake Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Scott Wiley 02/13/11

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BH Photo #193504

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Brief history 

Written by Scott Wiley

The road this bridge carries was once a railroad. The bridge is (was) a train bridge and extremely heavy duty built. Needless to say there are no weight limit signs for auto traffic. If your vehicle can fit on the extremely narrow road deck, you are good to go.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Snake Creek on Old Railroad Road
Location
McLennan County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920
Design
Parker pony truss with camelback upper chord
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 107.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.78500, -97.17000   (decimal degrees)
31°47'06" N, 97°10'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/673268/3518062 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aquilla
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 091610AA0454001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33244 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 65.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
155

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type
  • February 14, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 13, 2011: Essay added by Scott Wiley

Sources 

  • Scott Wiley - fifty [dot] fathoms [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Old Railroad Road Bridge
Posted February 14, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thought it looked awfully "BEEFY" for a traditional polygonal chord pony truss.