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Waxahachie Viaduct (Old)


Waxahachie Viaduct Substructure

Photo taken by Larry D. Moore in September 2016

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #364779

Street Views 


Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Union Pacific Railroad and Waxahachie Creek on US 77 (Elm Street)
Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas
Demolished; Replaced by new bridge 2021
Built ca. 1931. Possible work done in 1960.
Tee beam
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 1,121.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Elm Street Viaduct
US-77 Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.38361, -96.85028   (decimal degrees)
32°23'01" N, 96°51'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/702223/3584989 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 180710004803011 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 55228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
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: 48.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (16,882)
Built 1931 (976)
Built during 1930s (12,166)
Concrete tee beam (3,351)
Ellis County, Texas (81)
Have street view (28,895)
Lost (28,464)
Lost 2021 (105)
Lost during 2020s (284)
NR-listed (3,013)
Owned by state (16,554)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,420)
Texas (2,903)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,994)
Waxahachie, Texas (10)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • February 8, 2022: Updated by Bambi Sharkoman: Bridge has been demolished and replaced
  • February 3, 2020: Updated by Luke: Doomed
  • September 17, 2016: New photos from Larry D. Moore
  • January 16, 2013: Added by Nathan Holth



Waxahachie Viaduct
Posted February 8, 2022, by Bambi Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge has been demolished and no longer exists. the new bridge has been built.

Waxahachie Viaduct
Posted February 8, 2022, by Bambi Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I documented the bridge in December 2020. the Plaque has already been removed. the new bridge was being built for southbound traffic.

Waxahachie Viaduct
Posted February 3, 2020, by Luke
Waxahachie Viaduct
Posted January 10, 2018, by Julia Bell (flyfshrgrl [at] gmail [dot] com)

TxDOT and the City of Waxahachie are planning an expansion on Business US 77. This bridge is slated to be destroyed and new, wider (and uglier) one is to replace it.

Latest article on the issue. I did not get to attend this meeting.