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Mystery Bridge over San Gabriel River



This is a very unusual bridge for the area it is in. Most bridges in this part of Williamson county were usually low water crossings, not large structures like what you see here.

This appears to be a Truss bridge of some sort from what the existing piers look like on Google Maps and the Bird's eye View on Bing. Due to the fact that the road approaching either side of it is now private property, it will be hard to reach to get pictures.

More than likely, this bridge got washed away in the Mother's Day Flood of 1957. Satellite Imagery from 1963 shows this bridge as not existing and there is no record of it from any Topo maps going back.

I could speculate that due to the odd nature of where it sits, it may have been on an original alignment of FM1869.

Hopefully, somebody with better tools can find out more information about this bridge.


Lost Bridge over San Gabriel River
Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas
Destroyed by flooding
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.71146, -97.89714   (decimal degrees)
30°42'41" N, 97°53'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/605604/3398144 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Liberty Hill
Inventory number
BH 75332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2017: Added by Buddy Richey