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Briar Creek Bridge


Briar Creek Bridge on FM 3041

Photo taken by Mark Wiley January 19, 2011


BH Photo #192528

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Abandoned pony truss bridge over Briar Creek on FM 3041
Navarro County, Texas
Bypassed by a new bridge and abandoned
Bypassed in 1999
Unique 4-slope polygonal riveted Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 79.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.12472, -96.43361   (decimal degrees)
32°07'29" N, 96°26'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/742115/3557144 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 181750AA0273003 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47762 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed wording to reflect that bridge is not lost and added truss type
  • January 19, 2011: Added by Scott Wiley


  • Scott Wiley - fifty [dot] fathoms [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Briar Creek Bridge
Posted March 27, 2017, by Tracy montgomery (tracymontgomery [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Does any one have older pictures of this bridge when it was in use?

Briar Creek Bridge
Posted January 26, 2011, by Scott Wiley

It was a 1 1/2 lane slab with a mowed shoulder, when two vehicles met, one was supposed to yield. lol. The state came in and built a FM road over the slab roadbed, moved the road a little to go around the old bridge. I've lived in Navarro Co all my life and remember many serious accidents that occurred on this bridge. Everything from head-on collisions to drunks hitting the sides and being flipped over in the creek. I'm glad they finally gave the poor bridge some rest. You are right, it is very narrow.

Briar Creek Bridge
Posted January 26, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge seems too narrow to carry a big road. How could vehicles drive across this bridge before being bypassed?