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San Gabriel River Bridge


Photo taken by Garry Taylor

BH Photo #210471


Street View 


Through truss bridge over San Gabriel River on CR 366
Williamson County, Texas
Bypassed and abandoned in 1982.
Built 1922
Camelback through main span (South) with a Pratt through approach to the North.
Length of largest span: 159.1 ft.
Total length: 244.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.62889, -97.47306   (decimal degrees)
30°37'44" N, 97°28'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/646341/3389468 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 142460AA0474001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33431 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2020: New photos from Jon Fleenor
  • August 23, 2011: Updated by Garry Taylor: Updated approach design and design description.


  • Garry Taylor - indy311 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jon Fleenor


San Gabriel River Bridge
Posted September 10, 2015, by Dan Doss (dandoss56 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge may have been rebuilt in 1922 after the flood of 1921. However, the Williamson Co. Historical Commission has an iron plaque from this same bridge that says it had been previously "rebuilt" by Austin Brothers Bridge Co. dated 1914-perhaps after an earlier flood.

I believe it is two bridges put together to achieve the needed span. One of these bridges is an old Warren Truss bridge.

I personally knew the engineer from the Hwy Department,who worked on this bridge in the 1920's. His name was F.L.McRae. He went on to teach engineering at Texas Tech.

San Gabriel River Bridge
Posted June 1, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Actually, the bridge in Secondhand Lions is the bridge over Brushy Creek: http://bridgehunter.com/tx/williamson/142460AA0410001/

San Gabriel River Bridge
Posted June 1, 2014, by Steven J. Suiter (sjsuiter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This appears to be the bridge that is in the Movie Second Hand Lions Starring Robert Duvall and Michael Caine.