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Brushy Creek Bridge

Photos 

Elevation From Ne

Photo taken by Joseph E. Elliott for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313898

Map 

Description 

The Brushy Creek Bridge is a surviving example of a standard highway bridge used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It is a late example of pin-connected construction and is one of five remaining bridges employing a pin-connected Pratt through truss in Milam County.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Brushy Creek on CR 398
Location
Milam County, Texas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1911; replaced 2000
Builders
- C. Q. Horton of Austin, Texas
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 112.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.60528, -97.18889   (decimal degrees)
30°36'19" N, 97°11'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/673621/3387255 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thorndale
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
40
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 171660AA0398002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 16, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King

Sources 

  • HAER TX-59 - Brushy Creek Bridge, Spanning Brushy Creek at County Route 398, Thorndale, Milam County, TX

Comments 

Brushy Creek Bridge
Posted January 18, 2016, by David Galbreath (galbgen1942 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This Brushy Creek Pratt Thru Truss Bridge was moved across Milam County on back roads to Wilson-Ledbetter Park and was put across the lake there in 1999.