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South Presa Street Bridge


South Presa St San Antonio River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009


BH Photo #145143


Street Views 


Pony truss bridge over San Antonio River on S. Presa Street in San Antonio
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1890 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Lenticular pony truss
Span length: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 100.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.42267, -98.48966   (decimal degrees)
29°25'22" N, 98°29'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/549504/3254923 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Antonio East
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 150150B28000001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 27, 2014: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 26, 2014: New photos from royce haley
  • August 12, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added Bridge Builder
  • June 24, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

Related Bridges 


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER TX-101 - Augusta Street Bridge, Spanning San Antonio River at Augusta Street, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
  • Todd Wilson
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein


South Presa Street Bridge
Posted June 27, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Well, I guess the pictures of the two bridges are scrambled. I still say the finials are over the top :^)

South Presa Street Bridge
Posted June 27, 2014, by Luke

The bridge with the finials is the Augusta Street Bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/tx/bexar/augusta-street/

South Presa Street Bridge
Posted June 27, 2014, by Margot

I think these are different bridges. I seem to remember the one with the finials having pictures with cats.

South Presa Street Bridge
Posted June 27, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

So, what happened to the huge finials that were on the corners? Those were over the top!

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

Some clarifications: This bridge is a lenticular pony truss bridge. Also, the plaque indicates it was built in 1890, not 1900 as listed.