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US67 Brazos River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Brent Tindall in November 2012

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #242474

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Brazos River on US 67 West bound lanes.
Location
Somervell County, Texas
Status
Closed following accident
History
Built 1947
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 1,196.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.27194, -97.66389   (decimal degrees)
32°16'19" N, 97°39'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/625833/3571362 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 022130025903046 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33371 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 75.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
7,680

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2016: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • January 15, 2016: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • April 11, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Updated to Poly Warren all verts
  • August 16, 2013: New photos from Jerrell Parker
  • November 9, 2012: Updated by Brent Tindall: Added information to "Overview" & "Carries".

Sources 

  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jerrell Parker - jerrell [dot] parker [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

US67 Brazos River Bridge
Posted June 2, 2017, by John (4dtv [at] att [dot] net)

So is this bridge going to be "repaired" OR "replaced"?

US67 Brazos River Bridge
Posted May 12, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

My 2 Pfennigs: people aren't paying attention. They are talking on their phones or otherwise distracted. Or they simply don't care.

US67 Brazos River Bridge
Posted May 11, 2017, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

So what gives with the open dump beds destroying bridges?

This has happened twice in less than a week. This bridge and the I610 Overpass over the Eastex Freeway (US59 / I69)

Seems like there is a problem! Either the trucks have been tampered with, there is a systemic parts problem, or this is not an accident.

I haven't pulled a dump trailer with a tractor, but I have driven a truck with a dump bed. It has lights that tell you if the bed is (or is not) in the proper position. Beepers when it is open and you are moving. The balance of the truck is different when you move it. It would seem to me as if the dump trailer were up, that it would act like a giant wind brake. I think I would notice it...

Something is sort of smelly here.

US67 Brazos River Bridge
Posted May 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)
US67 Brazos River Bridge
Posted May 11, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Are these truck drivers who do this born stupid, or do they go to some special school to learn how to be this stupid? It is ridiculous that in a developed country of educated human beings such as the United States that this sort of idiocy occurs more than once in a weeklong period. This idiot did not even have the sense to realize his situation in advance of the accident. How do you a Commercial Truck Driving License Holder not notice such a blatent problem while operating your vehicle? He was going so fast when he hit he not only sheared off the portal bracing entirely, he made it well into the span, tearing apart sway bracing as well.

US67 Brazos River Bridge
Posted May 10, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bridge is closed following an accident.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Truck-Damages-Truss-Bridge-...

Brazos River Bridge
Posted March 7, 2009, by Dan Crawford (danecrawford [at] charter [dot] net)

Highway 67 in this area has been redone and this bridge has been completely rebuilt. I think the stats need to be updated.