Photo taken by Linda Thaxton in September 2011
BH Photo #214842
Those columns are on the Clear Fork of the Brazos.
There appears to be a set of lallies at 33.025635,-98.647842
on what appears to have been an old alignment of TX67, two miles from South Bend. The remaining road section is now called Ranchero road.
I'd guess that location for a "South Bend Bridge".
These polygonal concrete columns are not consistent with Mitchell & Pigg bridge construction methods. The columns used were Lally type concrete filled riveted steel tubes stacked telescopically. HAER TX-98 states: In 1908, Young County purchased a pair of Mitchell & Pigg's suspension bridges to cross the Brazos near Newcastle and at South Bend. Here, Mitchell & Pigg used concrete-filled steel cylinders for the towers. These polygonal columns are also situated on the lower elevation bank that floods, not a logical place for the main span piers. They are not wide enough to clear a 16 ft deck commonly used in these bridges either. Evidence does not support the assumption that this is part of the South Bend Suspension Bridge.