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Mesquite Creek Bridge

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Mesquite Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Mark Wiley 02/15/11

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BH Photo #193693

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Description 

This was one of the tougher ones to locate. I had been told this bridge was gone. Thanks to my brother hiking thru the woods it was found. Powell Pike was reportedly closed in the late 70's.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Mesquite Creek on Powell Pike
Location
Navarro County, Texas
Status
Abandoned, and partially collapsed
History
Built 1942
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.09503, -96.43294   (decimal degrees)
32°05'42" N, 96°25'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/742257/3553853 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Corsicana
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 181750B00825001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/1989)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
1

Categories 

Abandoned (3,055)
Built 1942 (213)
Built during 1940s (3,612)
Navarro County, Texas (25)
Owned by city (4,547)
Pony truss (15,085)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,737)
Structurally deficient (18,552)
Texas (2,258)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,934)
Truss (29,552)
Warren pony truss (2,957)
Warren truss (5,826)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2011: Updated by Scott Wiley: Updated status
  • January 29, 2011: Updated by Scott Wiley: Added location on map.

Sources 

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