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Richland Creek Bridge

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Richland Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009

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BH Photo #144753

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Richland Creek on CR 236
Location
San Saba County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1936; replaced 2017
Design
Riveted warren pony truss.
Wooden deck has been replaced with a metal pipe deck.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 112.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.27222, -98.88000   (decimal degrees)
31°16'20" N, 98°52'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/511423/3459777 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richland Springs
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
50
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 232060AA0137003 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1936 (1,096)
Built during 1930s (11,243)
Lost (22,248)
Lost 2017 (209)
Lost during 2010s (2,878)
Metal Deck (5)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (20,050)
Pony truss (15,694)
Replaced by new bridge (14,839)
San Saba County, Texas (12)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,601)
Texas (2,365)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,989)
Truss (31,221)
Warren pony truss (3,195)
Warren truss (6,246)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2016: Updated by Andy Peters: adds that bridge is scheduled for closure and is available for adaptive re-use
  • August 10, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brownwood Bulletin - TxDOT looking for new owner for historic truss bridge
  • Texas DOT - includes photos