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Pond Creek Bridge


Photo taken by aaron leibold


BH Photo #363564



Pony truss bridge over Pond Creek on CR 489/387
Falls County, Texas
Derelict/abandoned along roadside near new bridge
Built 1930
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.14838, -97.10087   (decimal degrees)
31°08'54" N, 97°06'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/681036/3447598 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 090740AA0414001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: design
  • September 9, 2016: Updated by aaron leibold: Bridge has been replaced


  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Pond Creek Bridge
Posted October 20, 2011, by Helen Ranly (ranlyh [at] ctwa [dot] com)

I understand the State of Tx is planning to replace this bridge with a new concrete bridge. I cannot believe they would spend that amount of money on a bridge that is on a black dirt road that hardly anyone travels. It would only be traveled when it is dry for someone taking a short-cut.

There is about a 1/2 mile section of that road that would never be traveled because it is so low that if we get any amount of rain it is all under water. We have other bridges, some on bus routes, that could certainly use improvement. Some of our roads that have a lot of traffic on them every day could also be worked on. The one I travel every day is one of them.

I really hope that there is someone on the other end getting this message that could help me get some answers as to why this is being done.

Is beg the State of Texas to please spend their money in a more worthwhile way in Falls County.