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West Sixth Street Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Shoal Creek on Loop 343 (W. 6th Street) in Austin
Location
Austin, Travis County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1887
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 60.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.27056, -97.75111   (decimal degrees)
30°16'14" N, 97°45'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/620129/3349425 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Austin West
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 142270B00018085 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2012)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
21,730

Categories 

19th Century (4,503)
Arch (9,979)
Austin, Texas (25)
Built 1887 (146)
Built during 1880s (1,210)
Deck arch (9,269)
HAER documented (908)
NR-eligible (3,813)
Open (31,260)
Owned by city (3,589)
Span length 25-50 feet (11,105)
Stone arch (2,161)
Texas (1,924)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,176)
Travis County, Texas (30)

Sources 

  • HAER TX-51 - West Sixth Street Bridge, Spanning Shoal Creek at West Sixth Street, Austin, Travis County, TX
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com