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Sheckels Bridge

Photo 

Sheckels Bridge - Milam County, TX

http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org/newspaper_088.php

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BH Photo #213371

Map 

Description 

Formerly Located at: 30.709643, -97.080947, CR 429 over San Gabriel River

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge In Rockdale Bridge Park
Location
Rockdale, Milam County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrian traffic
History
Built 1923; replaced 2003; relocated to Rockdale Bridge Park
Builder
- J. F. Brown
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.1 ft.
Total length: 134.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.65772, -96.99483   (decimal degrees)
30°39'28" N, 96°59'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/692125/3393384 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockdale West
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
30
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 171660AA0353002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 19, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge status and location, corrected date from ca 1940 to 1923, added builder.
  • September 8, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Updated bridge page to reflect that it is not lost, but sitting in a field next to its new replacement

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