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Lone Wolf Bridge

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Lone wolf

Photo taken by Tom Earnest

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BH Photo #210290

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Description 

This 132-foot-long Pratt through truss, fabricated in 1922 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia, was commissioned by the newly created State Highway Department of Texas. Set on two limestone piers topped by concrete caps, it is the oldest surviving bridge and the only remaining metal truss bridge in San Angelo. In its vicinity is the traditional crossing point along the Concho River from Fort Concho to points south and east, particularly to the Lone Wolf buffalo hunters’ camp dating to the 1870s. The rehabilitation of the metal truss and its reinforced concrete approaches is a result of a partnership between the Federal Highway Administration, Texas Department of Transportation, and the city of San Angelo in an effort to preserve them as a pedestrian landmark in a local hike and bike trail. Project year 2011

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South Concho River on E. Avenue K in San Angelo
Location
San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1933
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Pratt through truss with riveted connections. Bridge is set on two limestone piers topped by concrete caps
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 586.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1988
Also called
South Concho River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.44583, -100.42556   (decimal degrees)
31°26'45" N, 100°25'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/364538/3479892 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 072260B00315031 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 88002546 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 33386 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
2,500

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status
  • April 16, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: added NRHP info
  • August 22, 2011: Updated by aaron leibold: Text from historic plaque includes builders name
  • November 23, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected Name
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.

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Comments 

Lone Wolf Bridge
Posted April 29, 2016, by Steve A (webmaster [at] alpsroads [dot] net)

Bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic. Still open to bikes/peds. West approach closed off at Metcalfe St., recommend parking at east approach for quicker access. No convenient side view except from Ave. L bridge north sidewalk.

South Concho River Bridge
Posted December 5, 2009, by James Gonzalski

I saw a picture of this bridge on the Weather Channel that was submitted by a viewer due to the early snow there this week. Looked at weather.com, but couldn't dig up the photo. Cool! You can see this bridge on Google streetview though.