Photo taken by David Backlin in September 2008
BH Photo #134285
Attn: Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas,TX. The sister Bridge underpass to this bridge is nextdoor to this one on S. 1st Street and Cedar St. and is the reason for this email 'ALERT". Huge chunks of concrete debris are rapidly deteriorating from underneath every main support wall structure unit; built in 1936. Have emailed City Mayor's Office, he gave me the blow off. State DPS Roads and Bridges- they gave me a thank you and blew me off, too. Then sent email over to T&P RR,they gave me non concern answer response, said they'd take care of it. Action taken to date-"NONE". Can someone in your company please take me seriously enough to send a Civil Engineer or whomever takes care of your Bridge Inspections to this bridgesite?
If I owned a camera, I would download photo attachments to you myself, unfortunately I do not. All city management here are in complete denial that a serious problem with this underpass bridge currently exists; an in-the-flesh site inspection done by certified inspector is the onlly answer. By doing this, your company can get the jump on your competition in securing the job bid, if you know what I mean.
My deepest regards,
Donna Baker/Citizen of Abilene,TX