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Abandoned FM2854 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235201

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over San Jacinto River
Location
Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Adjacent highway is planning to be widened within the next few years. Montgomery County Historical Commission is looking into relocating the bridge to a park in Conroe.
History
Built 1910; Bypassed 1968
Builder
- El Paso Bridge & Iron Co. of El Paso, Texas
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.31461, -95.51144   (decimal degrees)
30°18'53" N, 95°30'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/258506/3356319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cowl Spur
Inventory number
BH 52907 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added info per forum comment
  • June 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 20, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "San Jacinto River"
  • July 14, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Abandoned FM2854 Bridge
Posted March 26, 2017, by Larry Foerster (foerster [at] dfcllp [dot] com)

I serve as the Chairman of the Montgomery County Historical Commission. The old truss bridge was built about 1910 for Montgomery County by the El Paso Bridge and Iron Company. It served as the old Highway 105 bridge spanning the San Jacinto River until the 1930's, but continued to be used by vehicles until the 1960's. The bridge is no doubt targeted for demolition as the adjacent FM 2854 will be widened in a few years. Our Historical Commission is currently working with local officials to find a way to move the iron bridge to another location in a Conroe city park.

Larry Foerster, Chairman

936-756-3337