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Rock Creek Bridge

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Facing west from new bridge

Photo taken by M C Toyer in October 2014

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BH Photo #298939

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Description 

Bridge spanned Rock Creek on Bennett Road between the Acme Brick Plant and U S Highway 80. It connected Bennett, a company town, to the larger cites of Weatherford and Fort Worth. The 1998 replacement built alongside serves the same purpose and carries a steady stream of trucks with products from the Acme Plant located one-half mile north on the only road capable of such loads.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Rock Creek on Bennet Road
Location
Parker County, Texas
Status
Intact / Closed and Replaced by New Bridge
History
Built in1945, Replaced in 1998
Design
Central span is a steel girder and floor beam with an additional long steel stringer span and two short steel stringer spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 168.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Bennett Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.71541, -98.04608   (decimal degrees)
32°42'55" N, 98°02'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/589397/3620140 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
740 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 021840AA0506002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 63389 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1996)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
400

Categories 

Beam (11,924)
Built 1945 (236)
Built during 1940s (3,567)
Closed (2,405)
Continuous (1,885)
Girder (7,921)
Owned by county (18,846)
Parker County, Texas (21)
Plate girder (6,095)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,889)
Steel stringer (4,677)
Structurally deficient (18,407)
Texas (2,235)
Through girder (2,927)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,232)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2014: Added by M C Toyer

Sources 

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