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North Presa Street Bridge


San Antonio River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009


BH Photo #145060


Pony truss bridge over San Antonio River on N. Presa Street in San Antonio
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1925 by the McKenzie Construction Co. and the Houston Structural Steel Co.; reduced to two lane traffic in the 1980s
- Houston Structural Steel Co. of Houston, Texas (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- McKenzie Construction Co.
Polygonal Warren pony truss with no verticals
Length of largest span: 96.1 ft.
Total length: 178.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.42558, -98.48879   (decimal degrees)
29°25'32" N, 98°29'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/549586/3255246 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Antonio East
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 150150B27995001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 7, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 5, 2011: Updated by Markus Haas: clarified history
  • August 11, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: added bridge builder
  • June 24, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

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North Presa Street Bridge
Posted June 13, 2021, by Bob (bob221b1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Good evening.

There is an error in your description under History:


"1980's" is not possessive.

Should be 1980s.

Thank you.

San Antonio River Bridge
Posted June 24, 2008, by Markus Haas (markus [at] sweeet [dot] net)

This bridge should be designated a plain pony truss bridge, not lenticular. The lenticular pony truss bridge is the S. Presa one.

Several of these pictures show that the street was narrowed from three lanes to two during a downtown revitalization project in the 1980s.