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CR 327-Elm Fork Bridge

Photos 

2001 - Facing NW from roadway

Photo taken by M C Toyer

BH Photo #294163

Description 

A bridge is shown at this crossing on the 1902 USGS map. There are two extant pilings that appear to predate this through truss bridge on the NE bank on the opposite side of the present bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge on abandoned section of CR 327 over Elm Fork Trinity River
Location
Cooke County, Texas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Also called
Reed Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.60337, -97.28718   (decimal degrees)
33°36'12" N, 97°17'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/658916/3719494 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hood
Elevation
805 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 52832 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,996)
Built during 1900s (7,881)
Cooke County, Texas (35)
Pratt through truss (6,370)
Pratt truss (10,776)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,568)
Texas (3,092)
Through truss (18,590)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,431)
Truss (37,782)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2022: New photos from Jesse Sharkoman Berube
  • May 27, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typos and added stuff.
  • September 12, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Updated location and added photos
  • July 8, 2012: Added by aaron leibold

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