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Salt Fork Red River Bridge


Side View

Photo at Collingsworth County Museum

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2018


BH Photo #429670


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Salt Fork of Red River on Northbound US 83
Collingsworth County, Texas
Built 1939; Replaced 2011
- Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 179.1 ft.
Total length: 827.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.95750, -100.22139   (decimal degrees)
34°57'27" N, 100°13'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/388485/3869011 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wellington NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001117 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 250440003103002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 26, 2018: New photo from David Backlin
  • June 19, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
  • January 22, 2012: Updated by Dan Crawford: Updated to "Open to Pedestrians only", as vehicular traffic has now been rerouted.
  • October 5, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.



Salt Fork Red River Bridge
Posted February 13, 2012, by Adrienne Campbell (adrienne [dot] campbell [at] thc [dot] state [dot] tx [dot] us)

This bridge is scheduled to be demolished by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2012. Despite local support for its preservation as well as vocal advocacy for the bridge by the Historic Bridge Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, TxDOT reviewed preservation and avoidance options through the Section 106 and Section 4(f) processes and concluded that they had no viable preservation alternatives.