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Trammel Davis Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Chris Cates in March 2013

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BH Photo #305887

Map 

Description 

The original bridge was removed in the late 60's, but pilings are still visible. The bridge was then replaced and used for a gravel mining operation. It is now abandoned. Do not visit this bridge at night, there is severe erosion on the western edge and it's a straight drop down into the Trinity.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Trinity River on Trammel Davis.
Location
Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Original bridge was replaced by this structure in the early 70's. Pilings of the original bridge are still in the river and visible.
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Chicago, Rock Island, & Gulf Railway (CRIG)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.79331, -97.13772   (decimal degrees)
32°47'36" N, 97°08'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/674383/3629908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hurst
Inventory number
BH 63805 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2019: New photo from jesse berube
  • July 21, 2019: New photos from jesse berube
  • April 11, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Updated design
  • October 24, 2014: Added by Chris Cates

Sources 

  • Chris Cates - chriscates1 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Trammel Davis Bridge
Posted July 24, 2019, by Luke

Aerial imagery from HistoricAerials confirms Clark's supposition.

Trammel Davis Bridge
Posted July 24, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1959 topo shows the Hart Spur off the RI starting to the NW. A road continues along the alignment to this crossing. By the look of it, this was a railroad bridge and the pile trestle approaches were replaced with the concrete beams. The pony girder may be older.

Trammel Davis Bridge
Posted July 21, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Love the decay/ruins