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Chambers Creek Bridge

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Powell Pike Chambers Creek Bridge

I promise there is a bridge in this pic.

Photo taken by Mark Wiley 02/23/11

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BH Photo #194149

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Description 

This bridge has been a mystery for a couple months. I have talked to numerous people who remember the bridge and location but none were sure if it was still there. I located a land owner who knew where the bridge was and allowed my brother to go on the property and photograph it. An unforseen obstacle was a large water filled slough between my brother and the bridge. The only shot he was able to get was with a 200mm lens. If you look closely in the central area of the pic you can see what appears to be one side of a King Post Pony Truss. The facts that are known about the bridge are that is a single lane riveted bridge with a cement road deck. When the slough dries up in the coming months my brother will be headed back to the location for more detailed, closer pics.

Facts 

Overview
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Chambers Creek on Powell Pike
Location
Navarro County, Texas
Design
Kingpost pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.10258, -96.36087   (decimal degrees)
32°06'09" N, 96°21'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/749040/3554854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Powell
Inventory number
BH 48229 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,024)
Kingpost truss (136)
Navarro County, Texas (25)
Pony truss (15,049)
Texas (2,235)
Truss (29,437)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2011: Added by Scott Wiley

Sources 

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

Comments 

Chambers Creek Bridge
Posted July 18, 2017, by Anonymous

I was hoping there would be more of an update. But from looking at Bing maps where the images they have are in the winter (little brush covering the area), it appears the bridge is on the South Side of Chamber's Creek. Removed and set aside to rot.

Still a cool find if anyone can find the time to go there and get pictures! Very Interesting!!

Chambers Creek Bridge
Posted February 25, 2011, by Scott Wiley (fifty [dot] fathoms [at] yahoo [dot] com)

After doing further detective work, I believe the bridge in the thicket is one like this.

Chambers Creek Bridge
Posted February 23, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A Kingpost! Great find... I look forward to the additional photos!