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TX36 Brazos River Bridge


Photo provied by the Brazoria County Historical Museum

View this photo at bchm.org

BH Photo #335082



Warren through truss bridge over Brazos River Diversion Channel on TX 36
Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas
Replaced on a new alignment
Built 1929; Replaced 1983 on a new alignment
Warren through truss swing
Also called
TX36 Diversion Bridge
Diversion Bridge
Bridge Over Land
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.95873, -95.37687   (decimal degrees)
28°57'31" N, 95°22'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/268365/3205739 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jones Creek
Inventory number
BH 68815 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Brazoria County, Texas (24)
Brazos River (37)
Built 1929 (1,016)
Built during 1920s (9,951)
Freeport, Texas (5)
Lost (24,915)
Lost 1983 (108)
Lost during 1980s (1,389)
Movable (2,982)
Navigable waterway (2,154)
Owned by state (16,034)
Pratt through truss (5,420)
Pratt truss (9,340)
Replaced by new bridge (16,717)
Swing (1,460)
TX 36 (3)
Texas (2,474)
Through truss (15,149)
Truss (32,919)
Warren through truss (1,615)
Warren truss (6,578)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 29, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • September 28, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added imagery from the BCHM; Added historical name to alt names
  • September 26, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 13, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • August 9, 2015: Updated by Luke: Removed unneeded apostrophe + link to an image.
  • August 8, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler



TX36 Brazos River Bridge
Posted December 19, 2020, by Wbchloe (whbroadw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was torn down when I was still wearing diapers but my family remembers it well. I did once talk to the Freeport city engineer years ago and he told me the bridge had to be torn down due to the salt water rusting the deck and the river currents eating away the silt at the bottom of the posts exposing more of the post foundation. Do the bridge at FM2004. I lived nearby as a kid and saw it being built around 1987. I have been on this bridge as a baby but I was too young to remember it.