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Ecleto Creek CR 440 Bridge

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Ecleto Creek CR 440 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009

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BH Photo #145165

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Ecleto Creek on Caddo Road (CR 440)
Location
Wilson County, Texas
Status
Closed to Traffic
History
Built 1915; Closed to traffic in 2009
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.29348, -97.89988   (decimal degrees)
29°17'37" N, 97°53'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/606851/3241003 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alum
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 152470AA0458001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33438 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2007)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge has been closed
  • June 15, 2008: Markus Haas reports bridge is still open, but in poor condition

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Ecleto Creek Bridge
Posted June 14, 2008, by Markus Haas (markus [at] sweeet [dot] net)

The inspection is unfortunately accurate. There are some badly rusted parts of the superstructure. The decking has some holes underneath the plywood strips. I hope this isn't going to be a case of neglect until replacement.