Brushy Creek Bridge
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
- Lost pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Brushy Creek on CR 398
- Milam County, Texas
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1911; replaced 2000
- - C. Q. Horton of Austin, Texas
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Pratt through truss
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:
- Inventory numbers
- TXNBI 171660AA0398002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 09/1989)
- Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.4 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
- January 16, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
- HAER TX-59 - Brushy Creek Bridge, Spanning Brushy Creek at County Route 398, Thorndale, Milam County, TX