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Greenbelt Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Chris Cates in January 2011

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BH Photo #296061

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Description 

Bridge burned on the last week of January 1961 by vandals. This resulted in the deaths of three girls who went over the burned bridge in a car and into the creek after smudge pots and "bridge out" signs were removed as a "prank" on February 4, 1961. Three other girls in the car were injured. The burned bridge was removed and filled in with asphalt. It was then bypassed in the early 1990's. The road leading to it is now abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge on Greenbelt Road
Location
Hurst, Tarrant County, Texas
Status
Demolished
History
Old timber bridge which was destroyed by fire the last week of January 1961.
Also called
Arlington - Bedford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.80335, -97.14015   (decimal degrees)
32°48'12" N, 97°08'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/674136/3631017 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63238 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Hurst, Texas (2)
Lost (18,696)
Lost 1961 (33)
Lost during 1960s (406)
Tarrant County, Texas (63)
Texas (2,234)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2014: Added by Chris Cates

Sources 

  • Chris Cates - chriscates1 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • News Article