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Castroville Bridge

Photos 

Castroville Bridge

Photo from old postcard

BH Photo #483375

Map 

Description 

The first steel highway bridge in Medina County. It cost between 10-15 thousand dollars.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Medina River on Castroville-San Antonio Road
Location
Castroville, Medina County, Texas
Status
Demolished and Replaced by a new bridge to the north
History
Built 1903-1904; Demolished 1941
Design
Pennsylvania through truss with Pratt through truss approach spans.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.35477, -98.87309   (decimal degrees)
29°21'17" N, 98°52'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/512318/3247298 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2020: New photo from Mark Gonzalez
  • October 9, 2020: New photo from Mark Gonzalez
  • October 7, 2020: Updated by Mark Gonzalez: Year built found along with description
  • October 6, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • October 6, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mark Gonzalez - markgonzalez0619 [at] gmail [dot] com