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Lake Creek Bridge


Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Lost pony truss bridge over Lake Creek on CR 435
Baylor County, Texas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930
Pony truss
Span length: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.56625, -99.42916   (decimal degrees)
33°33'59" N, 99°25'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/460167/3714147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 030120AA0147001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Baylor County, Texas (8)
Built 1930 (1,857)
Built during 1930s (12,246)
Lost (29,967)
One-lane traffic (7,994)
Owned by township (3,354)
Pony truss (17,222)
Replaced by new bridge (20,387)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,352)
Texas (3,077)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,614)
Truss (36,738)
Wooden deck (6,209)


Lake Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2014, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the update! And congratulations.

I'm glad the bridge will not only be saved from destruction, but will be accessible and actually spanning water! I know it's more risky than a bridge over grass, but I like seeing a bridge actually bridging something.

Keep up the good work. Maybe this saved bridge is the start of a trend that will move to MO, PA, and ME. Or maybe not...

Lake Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2014, by Angela Walling (angela_walling [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Since the last update, a few changes to the original plan have taken place. The Lake Creek Bridge will still be saved! It just won't remain at it's present location. At this time, TXDOT, The Baylor County Historical Commission, Baylor County and The City of Seymour have all agreed to move the structure within the city limits of Seymour. This process is currently scheduled to begin in the summer of 2015, likely around June of that year. At that time the Lake Creek Bridge will be removed from it's current location where it has served as a way across Lake Creek since 1930. TXDOT will then replace the bridge with a new one and will take the current one for renovations dealing with safety, etc. Hopefully, by the time TXDOT has completed the necessary repairs the "pads" for the bridge's new home will be complete and the bridge will be placed in the Seymour City Park where it will cross Seymour Creek. As a historical commission, we see this move as a good thing and are happy that it will be placed across another creek of historical significance to the county. At the bridge's current location, in what was known as the Lake Creek Community at the time it was built, it is seen by few and unknown to many. Often, the target of vandalism, the bridge has stood strong for many generations. However, in an effort to improve access, safety, and in hopes of more people being able to know of the bridge's history we believe this is the best option for it. As more plans are made, throughout the upcoming year, I will keep you updated on the progress. You can see updates on the Baylor County Museum's facebook page at www.facebook.com/baylorcountymuseum

Lake Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2008, by Angela Walling (angela_walling [at] hotmail [dot] com)

In September 2008, the Baylor County Historical Commission received a letter from TxDot saying that they had authorized the replacment of the Lake Creek Bridge. A letter was attached so that the historical commission could state whether there was any historical significance to the bridge and submit comments.

That's when I stepped up to defend the bridge and ask that it be preserved rather than replaced. I'm happy to report that on Ocotber 28, 2008, the county commissioners voted, all in favor, to preserve, rather than replace the bridge, at it's original/present location.

I have created a web page for the bridge. The page includes the letter I submitted to TxDot, photos, and updates on the Lake Creek Bridge.

You can visit by going here