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Pecos River Bridge


Pecos river

Photo taken by W Schutz


BH Photo #224335


Street View 


Parker through truss bridge over Pecos River on SH 290
Crockett County, Texas, and Pecos County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1933
Through parker truss with 24 simple concrete T-beam and 2 steel I-beam approach spans
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 940.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.65958, -101.77012   (decimal degrees)
30°39'34" N, 101°46'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/234562/3395149 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 070530014008051 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32909 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 5, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Texas DOT info
  • February 2, 2012: Updated by W Schutz: Clarified type of truss and added approach span information
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.



Pecos River Bridge Crockett Co. near Sheffield
Posted April 22, 2018, by Jonnie England (jonnieengland [at] att [dot] net)

I took this photo of the bridge on Apri1 8, 2018.

Pecos River Bridge
Posted November 19, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, yes and no...

290 still crosses this bridge, so I am not sure that 290 has been officially replaced by another road.

But, for all intents and purposes, I-10 is now carrying the traffic that once would have used this road. Based on my observations from visiting the area, it would appear that this part of 290 mostly just carries tourists looking for a scenic drive or visiting Fort Lancaster.

Pecos River Bridge
Posted November 19, 2013, by Dave (dpotiuk [at] telus [dot] net)

Is this bridge on an old alignment of U.S. 290?