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Mill Branch Bridge

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Through view facing west

Photo taken by M C Toyer in September 2014

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BH Photo #296862

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Description 

Constructed in 1925 when the Bankhead Highway was paved. The Bankhead was also Texas Highway 1 and the original US Highway 80 route. The bridge is located on a section that was bypassed when the highway, by then US 180, was straightened and rebuilt in the 1950s.

The bridge and old roadway continue to be used as an internal ranch road.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Mill Branch on Ro Bell Road (former Bankhead Highway / TX 1 / US 80)
Location
Palo Pinto County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic on private ranch road
History
Built 1925
Builder
- Texas Highway Department
Design
Concrete stringer bridge with solid concrete rails and concrete deck overlaid with asphalt.
Dimensions
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Bankhead Highway Mill Branch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.75077, -98.34152   (decimal degrees)
32°45'03" N, 98°20'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/561685/3623849 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
980 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 63286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2014: Added by M C Toyer

Sources 

  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com