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Shoal Creek Bridge

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Shoal Creek Bridge (W. 5th Street)

Looking North

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2014

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BH Photo #287022

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Tee beam bridge over Shoal Creek on Loop 343 (W. 5th Street) in Austin
Location
Austin, Travis County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1930
Builders
- C. G. Levander (Bridge Engineer)
- J. F. Johnson (Contractor)
- O. E. Metcalfe (City Engineer)
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 111.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.26944, -97.75250   (decimal degrees)
30°16'10" N, 97°45'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/619996/3349301 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Austin West
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 142270B00015001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 68.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
15,740

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2014: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 4, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 25, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I don't know. Low Water Crossings and their seasonal usage seem to be a way of life in this region. This website is dedicated to keeping people updated on the status of 892 low water crossings in the greater Austin area alone: http://www.atxfloods.com/

Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 25, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I was listening to the news and they were describing how 'shallow water crossings' are impassable. I wonder if these floods will cause any local lawmakers to rethink removing little used bridges and replacing them with 'shallow water crossings' to save on maintenance costs.

Regards,

Art S.

Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 25, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Another Twitter photo.

Shoal Creek Bridge
Posted May 25, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

From Twitter: 5th and 6th streets are flooded at West