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5th Street Bridge

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Waco Creek on 5th Street in Waco
Location
Waco, McLennan County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.54778, -97.12111   (decimal degrees)
31°32'52" N, 97°07'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/678351/3491842 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waco East
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 091610B06787001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33249 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
475

Categories 

Arch (11,272)
Built 1930 (1,621)
Built during 1930s (10,691)
Deck arch (10,509)
Have street view (22,575)
McLennan County, Texas (25)
Open (36,893)
Owned by city (4,547)
Skewed (4,717)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,737)
Texas (2,258)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,933)
Waco, Texas (17)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2013: New Street View added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson

Comments 

5th Street Bridge
Posted January 13, 2012, by Byron E White (bewhite11 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have walked over and under several bridges that span Waco Creek from 1948-52. Our Chater of APO Fraternity.... (former Boy Scouts of America) organized a "clean out the creek" after one of the floods that occurred during that time.. There were bridges over both the 5th Street as well as 8th Street and other adjecent streets that passed over the creek.

We well remember the Great Flood during that period that ran full bore just south of the confluence of the Bosque and the Brazos Rivers that carried outhouses, dead animals and many other objects southward toward the Gulf of Mexico. It backed up into our creek literally for many blocks beyond the campus.

Perhaps these many decades since, that event cannot be expected to be repeated again.