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Dalton Suspension Bridge

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Dalton suspension

Photo taken by Eddie 77901

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BH Photo #210421

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Overview
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over Guadalupe River
Location
Victoria County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
Design
Abandoned pedestrian suspension bridge. Steel cables are suspended from concrete piers w/ metal cross-members.
Dimensions
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.65877, -96.96238   (decimal degrees)
28°39'32" N, 96°57'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/699134/3171880 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomington
Inventory number
BH 49409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "guadalupe river"
  • August 23, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

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Comments 

Dalton Suspension Bridge
Posted January 5, 2017, by Mike Olson (Mo825641 [at] gmail [dot] com)

We moved there in 1955. The property was owned by the Hancock brothers from Elcampo. We drove cattle across the bridge and also hauled them across in bobtail trucks owned by Emmett Cole Trucking. One time a cotton truck tried to go across it loaded with 3 bales of cotton and didn't make it across. It was still in use in 1970 when we left the ranch. I always heard that the Bass brothers from Victoria built the Swinging Bridge as we called it.

Mike Olson

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Dalton Suspension Bridge
Posted September 13, 2015, by Les Sparks (les1sparks [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In the early 1950s, 51-52. That bridge was the only way in and out from our farm and house.