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Tommelson Creek Bridge

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Tommelson Creek

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Description 

Originally Spanning Yegua Creek at Brenham-Caldwell Road State Route 36, Somerville vicinity, Burleson County. Moved to Tommelson Creek at Cedar Hill Road (County Route 241), Brenham vicinity, Washington County, Texas. Moved to Higgins Creek in Henderson Park, Brenham. Restored as part of trail system.

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Tommelson Creek on Trail
Location
Brenham, Washington County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Moved twice, then again to over Higgins Creek in Henderson Park, Brenham
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
The Yegua Creek Bridge is a rare surviving example of the work of Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Works in Texas, and the last remaining Pratt through truss in Washington Co.
Dimensions
Span length: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Old Yuega Creek
Cedar Hill Road
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.17632, -96.39708   (decimal degrees)
30°10'35" N, 96°23'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/750644/3341186 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brenham
Inventory number
BH 55393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • January 30, 2013: Added by aaron leibold

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