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US 90 Colorado River Bridge


US 90 Colorado River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009


BH Photo #144815

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Colorado River on US 90 in Columbus
Columbus, Colorado County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1932 by the Austin Bridge Co.
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 766.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.70611, -96.53583   (decimal degrees)
29°42'22" N, 96°32'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/738398/3288762 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001111 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 130450002701001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33032 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • August 23, 2011: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 22, 2011: Added by aaron leibold
  • August 10, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added Bridge Builder


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson


US 90 Colorado River Bridge
Posted April 20, 2013, by Julie Bowers (Jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wish I had your faith Nathan about reasonable and prudence in regard to Section 106. Mostly I see the opposite, how to get through the process in the least amount of time to get the outcome originally desired by paid staffers.

US 90 Colorado River Bridge
Posted April 19, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I checked and Section 106 does apply to this project. So it cannot be demolished without first considering feasible and prudent alternatives to demolition.

US 90 Colorado River Bridge
Posted April 11, 2013, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has funded replacement of this bridge, apparently by ca 2016. It is deemed structurally inadequate and is inadequate for the existing traffic. It has no room for the existing two lane traffic and bicycle and/or pedestrian traffic.

The future of the existing bridge is unknown at this point. The options now appear to be: (1) Removal of the existing structure and replacement with bridge(s) with two lanes inbound and two lanes outbound. (2) As in (1), but with retention of the existing bridge as a hike and bike trail. (3) Retention of the existing bridge as two lanes either inbound or outbound with a hike and bike lane and construction of a new bridge for two inbound or outbound lanes.

Acquisition of funding for retention of the existing bridge will largely be the responsibility of the city of Columbus.

Columbus Railroad Through Truss
Posted December 2, 2012, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)