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Steinman Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Barclay Gibson

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BH Photo #247100

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge on Old FM 2326 over Beaver Creek
Location
W. T. Waggoner Ranch, Wilbarger County, Texas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Bypassed and left standing in place in 1978
Design
Single 90ft span Pinned Pratt Through Truss with a wooden deck. Bypassed and abandoned, possibly wrought iron
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Also called
Craig-Electra Road Bridge
Old FM 2326 Beaver Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.92787, -98.98793   (decimal degrees)
33°55'40" N, 98°59'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/501115/3754158 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaver Creek
Inventory number
BH 53543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2013: New photos from Barclay Gibson
  • September 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added stream name and updated name based upon that.
  • September 15, 2012: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Old FM 2326 Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted August 1, 2017, by Donna Botts (donnabotts [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I forgot to add, I've always heard it called Steinman Bridge. My Grandma moved to Electra by wagon in 1910, and they lived near Steinman Bridge.

Old FM 2326 Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted April 25, 2015, by Donna Botts (donnabotts [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have fond memories of that old bridge. It was the last outing with my Grandpa before he died. In the summer of 1962, we went to Electra to visit my mother's parents. My grandparents, aunts and uncles and all the cousins drove out to the old bridge, had a picnic and played in the water. I remember looking up at the bridge and grandpa was fishing off the far side of it with a cane pole. At the time the road ran across that bridge. I don't know what year the new road was added that bypassed it. I was raised in Snyder, Texas and I didn't think about the bridge for years. In 1980, while visiting my grandma, I asked if she would direct me out to the old bridge. She told me we could see it from the road, but couldn't drive down to it.

I was glad to get to see it again. I want to thank the person who added the great photos. I didn't have any photos of the bridge itself, just some shots of the family at the location. From Google Earth it looks like in a couple of years there will be no sign it ever existed. Wish that one could have been saved as a historic site.