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Albright Bridge

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Postcard view facing east

M C Toyer

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BH Photo #306637

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Description 

Bridge was commissioned by Tarrant County Commissioners about 1890. It spanned the West Fork of the Trinity River on a cardinal county road connecting the City of Fort Worth to Randol Mill which was located in what is now the City of Arlington. The road was later designated East 1st Street and the bridge site annexed by the City of Fort Worth.

In 1933 three bodies were dumped from the bridge in a gangland murder.

The 1890 bridge was replaced in 1936 with a new bridge approximately 100 meters south. The disposition of the 1890 truss is not know but piling remnants are still visible in the river channel and banks.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Fork Trinity River on County Road
Location
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca 1890, replaced by new bridge 100 meters south in 1936
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.76646, -97.27066   (decimal degrees)
32°45'59" N, 97°16'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/661982/3626720 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haltom City
Elevation
610 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 63886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2014: Added by M C Toyer

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Sources 

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