Rating:
4 votes

Oriana Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #115017

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Cameback through truss, located wsw of Peacock, Texas. At one time a main road between Jayton and Aspermont.
Location
Stonewall County, Texas
Status
Traffic no longer allowed.
History
Built 1917 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; modified 1918 by Austin Brothers; closed to traffic 1995
Builders
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Camelback through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.17114, -100.43230   (decimal degrees)
33°10'16" N, 100°25'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/366453/3671172 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peacock
Inventory number
BH 36692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2011: Updated by Garry Taylor: Changed status to show bridge was still present.
  • July 27, 2011: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • July 27, 2011: New photos from Linda Thaxton
  • April 19, 2011: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • April 19, 2011: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated status: This bridge has been destroyed, apparently by flooding
  • April 19, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum posting
  • June 10, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

Sources 

  • Historic American Engineering Record
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Linda Thaxton
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Garry Taylor - indy311 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Oriana Bridge
Posted July 27, 2011, by Ben Tate

I replaced it with a satellite view.

Oriana Bridge
Posted July 9, 2011, by Linda Thaxton (lmthax [at] gmail [dot] com)

The street view picture is of the bridge on FM 1263. It is not the Oriana bridge. That bridge is located on CR 437 WSW of Peacock, Texas. The pictures that show the intact bridge are of the Oriana bridge.

Thank you,

Linda Thaxton

Oriana Bridge
Posted April 20, 2011, by Matt Lohry

The street view is correct here; the photos are of a different bridge. Tony Dillon caught this yesterday and commented; apparently, the photos are for the Salt Fork Brazos River Bridge:

http://www.bridgehunter.com/tx/stonewall/082170AA0207001/

Oriana Bridge
Posted April 20, 2011, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

The street view shows a two span through truss busted up. The photos show a single span through truss and two pony trusses. looks like the wrong bridge in street view

Oriana Bridge
Posted April 19, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

Tony, good catch here--you're definitely right. This bridge is much further away from its replacement than the one in the HAER photos, which I should have noticed.

Oriana Bridge
Posted April 19, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I didn't look at the street view Matthew.....just the satellite view. Looks like the channel pier is completely gone which would suggest a major flooding event occurred.

But now as I compare the street view with the HAER photos I see that this isn't even the same bridge. We need some help from someone in Texas to straighten this out.

Oriana Bridge
Posted April 19, 2011, by Matt Lohry

I was shocked--and extremely saddened--to look at the street view of this location, only to find that this bridge is nothing but a heap of twisted metal laying in the river. (:`( It looks like the result of flooding or some major natural disaster. Does anyone know what happened to it?

Oriana Bridge
Posted April 19, 2011, by aaron leibold (aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge skeleton is located 10 miles North of Aspermont on FTM 1263.