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Pecan Bayou Bridge


Photo taken by Linda Thaxton in July 2011


BH Photo #204170



Through truss bridge over Pecan Bayou on CR 170
Coleman County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1922
- J. D. Fauntleroy (State Highway Engineer)
- McCall-Moore Engineering Co. of Waco, Texas (Contractor)
- W. E. Dickerson (County Engineer)
Riveted, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 755.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Burkett Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.99639, -99.23056   (decimal degrees)
31°59'47" N, 99°13'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/478221/3540058 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 230420AA0498001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32841 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • June 9, 2012: New photos from Ken Miller
  • July 15, 2011: New photos from Linda Thaxton


  • Linda Thaxton
  • Ken Miller - dermoons [at] gmail [dot] com


Pecan Bayou Bridge
Posted April 23, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Needs paint as protection so that it isn't mistaken for a bridge that needs replacing.

Pecan Bayou Bridge in Burkett, Coleman Co.
Posted April 22, 2018, by Jonnie England (jonnieengland [at] att [dot] net)

Photos taken April 2018.

Pecan Bayou Bridge Photo Shoot and History with Burkett and Jackson Family
Posted September 3, 2017, by Bryan Jackson (bryan [at] ebryans [dot] com)

I had the opportunity to spend a little time at this beautiful nostalgic bridge in Burkett, Texas in September of 2017. The Through-Truss-Bridge was built in 1922 and is 755ft long. It has a special place in Jackson history for a number of reasons, including my grandfather Terrill Jackson doing trick riding under the bridge in 1929 – shown in album. In addition, the town Burkett was formed by my grandmother’s family in 1886 and carried the name of postmaster William Burkett. Her name was Henrietta “Retta” Burkett Jackson and she was quite the motorcycle enthusiasts as well, starting her riding career in the 1920’s – also shown in album. In thriving 1940 times, the town enjoyed about 200 settlers but declined over the years to currently around 30, just enough to still have that US Post Office once overseen by Mr Burkett himself.

As I continue to travel around and celebrate 50 years on motorcycles with the Doug Domokos Tribute Tour, I am fascinated with all that I get to see and do - and more so the talent that God has empowered me with to share with others. I hope you enjoy - and there’s more great things to come on the horizon, including a shoot at the infamous Waldrip Bridge in Coleman County. It has an amazing story in itself that I’ll be sharing with the shoot.

Special thanks to my wife Tina Jackson for capturing these memorable moments through the lens.

Link to the full photo shoot gallery