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Paddock Viaduct

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger, October, 1994

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BH Photo #194173

Map 

Documents 

HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD

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Posted by Glenn Celerier

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National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form

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National Register of Historic Places

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over West Fort Trinity River on N. Main Street (US 287 - Business ) in Fort Worth
Location
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914
Builders
- Brennecke & Fay of St. Louis, Missouri (Designers)
- Hannam-Hickeys Bros of St. Louis, Missouri (Contractors)
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia (Subcontractors) [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 225.1 ft.
Total length: 1,319.0 ft.
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 15, 1976
Also called
Main Street Bridge
Trinity River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.76056, -97.33528   (decimal degrees)
32°45'38" N, 97°20'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/655939/3625968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haltom City
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
13,680
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 022200001401325 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 76002068 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 33382 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2020: Document added by Glenn Celerier
  • October 14, 2020: New photo from Glenn Celerier
  • October 31, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: added NRHP info
  • February 24, 2011: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added names.

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Comments 

Paddock Viaduct
Posted October 14, 2020, by Glenn Celerier

The Paddock Viaduct was the first concrete arch bridge in the United States to employ self-supporting reinforcing steel.

Trinity River Bridge
Posted October 31, 2012, by Paul Nadal (paul [dot] nadal [at] libertysurf [dot] fr)

Design: Brennecke & Fay, consulting engineers of St. Louis. Contractors: Hannam-Hickeys Bros. of St. Louis, and Virginia Bridge & Iron C, sub-contractore for the structural steel work and for its erection . CF. "Engineering & Contracting" magazine, vol. 43, n10, March 10, 1915 p. 211-217 with plans and photos .