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Picosa Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Barclay Gibson

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BH Photo #249895

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Picosa Creek on CR 132
Location
Wilson County, Texas
Status
Abandoned with deck missing
History
Built 1905
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 174.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.10528, -98.17167   (decimal degrees)
29°06'19" N, 98°10'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/580599/3219933 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory numbers
TXNBI 152470AA0148001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2005)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
10

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2013: New photos from Barclay Gibson
  • June 15, 2008: Markus Haas reports bridge is abandoned with deck missing

Comments 

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

From the date stickers on the back of the Road Closed sign, it appears that this bridge was closed in the early 90s. The road now ends about 50 yards shy of the bridge at the last house's driveway, but can easily be followed to the bridge. The deck is largely gone now.