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Sheckels Bridge

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Sheckels Bridge - Milam County, TX

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

View this photo at milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org

BH Photo #213371

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Discarded (or stored) pony truss bridge in a field right next to the new San Gabriel River bridge on CR 429
Location
Milam County, Texas
Status
sits in a field adjacent to its new replacement
History
Built ca. 1940; replaced 2003
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.1 ft.
Total length: 134.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.70964, -97.08095   (decimal degrees)
30°42'35" N, 97°04'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/683773/3398995 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockdale West
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 171660AA0353002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 96.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
30

Categories 

Built during 1940s (3,613)
In storage (146)
Milam County, Texas (20)
Owned by county (18,928)
Pony truss (15,088)
Pratt pony truss (3,200)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,884)
Texas (2,258)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,308)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • 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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