Rating:
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Briar Creek Bridge

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Briar Creek Bridge on FM 3041

Photo taken by Mark Wiley January 19, 2011

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BH Photo #192528

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Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Briar Creek on FM 3041
Location
Navarro County, Texas
Status
Bypassed by a new bridge and abandoned
History
Bypassed in 1999
Design
Unique 4-slope polygonal riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 79.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.12472, -96.43361   (decimal degrees)
32°07'29" N, 96°26'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/742115/3557144 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Corsicana
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 181750AA0273003 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47762 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1992)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
750

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed wording to reflect that bridge is not lost and added truss type
  • January 19, 2011: Added by Scott Wiley

Sources 

  • Scott Wiley - fifty [dot] fathoms [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Briar Creek Bridge
Posted March 27, 2017, by Tracy montgomery (tracymontgomery [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Does any one have older pictures of this bridge when it was in use?

Briar Creek Bridge
Posted January 26, 2011, by Scott Wiley

It was a 1 1/2 lane slab with a mowed shoulder, when two vehicles met, one was supposed to yield. lol. The state came in and built a FM road over the slab roadbed, moved the road a little to go around the old bridge. I've lived in Navarro Co all my life and remember many serious accidents that occurred on this bridge. Everything from head-on collisions to drunks hitting the sides and being flipped over in the creek. I'm glad they finally gave the poor bridge some rest. You are right, it is very narrow.

Briar Creek Bridge
Posted January 26, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge seems too narrow to carry a big road. How could vehicles drive across this bridge before being bypassed?