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Brushy Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Chris Vreeland

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Brushy Creek on CR 456
Location
Williamson County, Texas
Status
Closed
History
Built 1912; rehabilitated 2005
Design
Pinned Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 136.2 ft.
Total length: 140.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Secondhand Lions Bridge
Coupland Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.46972, -97.38167   (decimal degrees)
30°28'11" N, 97°22'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/655354/3371948 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coupland
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 142460AA0410001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
30

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated to closed status per Tom's forum post and also seen in satellite imagery.
  • March 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Pin-connected", added links
  • July 10, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 10, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden

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Comments 

Brushy Creek Bridge
Posted April 21, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe this was the bridge featured at the start of the movie Varsity Blues. The town of Elgin was used as the fictitious town of West Caanan, but other parts were shot around Coupland and likely included this bridge.

Brushy Creek Bridge
Posted August 29, 2016, by Tom Hoffman

I went to visit this bridge on my Texas trip and found it closed. Don't know why.

Brushy Creek Bridge
Posted March 25, 2011, by Luke (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

This is the bridge used in the movie Secondhand Lions

Photo from 2008 can be seen on this website: http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/Coupland-T...