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Colorado River Bridge

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Photo taken by W Schutz

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Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Colorado River on US 183 Southbound Frontage Road in Austin
Location
Austin, Travis County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Builder
- Vincennes Steel Corp.
Design
5 - Camelback through truss main spans with 4 simple steel I-beam approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 1,221.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.24556, -97.69139   (decimal degrees)
30°14'44" N, 97°41'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/625906/3346719 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montopolis
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 142270026501034 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 96001118 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 33389 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 53.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
25,790

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 28, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 2, 2012: Updated by W Schutz: Clarified type of truss and added approach span information
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: added NRHP info
  • August 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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