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Barton Creek Boulevard Bridge

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Barton Creek Boulevard Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in September 2014

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BH Photo #294470

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Description 

The only single girder fin back bridge in America. It has an unsymmetrical span arrangement of 156, 340 and 190 feet. It was built as a cast in place, pre-stressed, box beam/girder balanced cantilever. This design essentially acts as an inverted haunched girder. It was built to showcase the entrance to the Estates of Barton Creek subdivision. A subdivision of Multi-million dollar houses. The design was chosen to minimize environmental impacts to the Barton Creek Gorge.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete fin back beam bridge over Barton Creek on Barton Creek Blvd.
Location
Travis County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1986
Builders
- Prescon Corporation of Corpus Christi, Texas (Contractors)
- Quandel of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Engineer)
- Tony Gee & Partners LLP of Esher, Surrey, England, United Kingdom (Engineer)
Design
The only single girder fin back bridge in America. It has an unsymmetrical span arrangement of 156, 340 and 190 feet. It was built as a cast in place, pre-stressed, box beam/girder balanced cantilever. This design essentially acts as an inverted haunched girder.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 339.9 ft.
Total length: 694.9 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.29639, -97.85139   (decimal degrees)
30°17'47" N, 97°51'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/610453/3352186 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 142270AA1856001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 63037 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
4,543

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Asymetrical"
  • September 18, 2014: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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