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Pecos River Bridge

Photos 

Pecos high bridge

Fisheye perspective from the highway viewing area

Photo taken by Dan Crawford in August 2008

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BH Photo #223734

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Pecos River on US 90
Location
Val Verde County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1957
Design
Continuous deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,040.0 ft.
Total length: 1,310.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.70889, -101.35194   (decimal degrees)
29°42'32" N, 101°21'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/272468/3288843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seminole Canyon
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 222330002206068 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33413 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,560

Categories 

Built 1957 (231)
Built during 1950s (3,259)
Deck truss (1,510)
Have street view (22,087)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Open (36,582)
Owned by state (13,690)
Pecos River (11)
Span length over 1000 feet (117)
Texas (2,234)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,669)
Truss (29,442)
US 90 (61)
Val Verde County, Texas (18)

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 22, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 22, 2013: New photos from Nathan Morton
  • January 23, 2012: New photo from Dan Crawford

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Pecos River Bridge
Posted January 12, 2013, by robert fowler (hemeloser [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge is over the section of the river near its confluence with the Rio Grande. It was constructed before Amistad Resevoir was created, and now crosses the upper reaches of that lake's extension into the Pecos. Originally 273 feet above a narrow shallow river (as attested to by the bridge sign), it now may be as much as 50 feet nearer the water, which often extends from canyon wall to wall, almost a quarter mile across. Despite the river's depth, no diving is allowed from the bridge.

Pecos River Bridge
Posted May 29, 2010, by Casey Hibler (cjhibler3 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Went over the Pecos Highway 90 bridge in October 2008. The deck was under construction at the time and it was one lane traffic.

Pecos River Bridge
Posted January 8, 2008, by Larry Wilson (larryww1 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Went over it New Years Weekend here are some photos