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Love Bridge

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Description 

Bridge was known locally as Love Bridge. Destroyed in the mid 1980's by overweight vehicle. Replaced by a low-water crossing until a concrete bridge was built in the early 90's.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Richland Creek on SW County Road 0030
Location
Navarro County, Texas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1993
Design
Through Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.96722, -96.47500   (decimal degrees)
31°58'02" N, 96°28'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/738618/3539587 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richland
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 181750AA0501005 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1991)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 8.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
220

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2011: Updated by Scott Wiley: Corrected typo on description.
  • January 22, 2011: Updated by Scott Wiley: Added to design description.
  • January 17, 2011: Updated by Scott Wiley: Corrected bridge type, through truss instead of pony truss.
  • January 16, 2011: Updated by Scott Wiley: Additional info from local resident.

Sources 

  • Scott Wiley - fifty [dot] fathoms [at] yahoo [dot] com