4 votes

Salt Fork Brazos River Bridge


Photo taken by Linda Thaxton in July 2011


BH Photo #205698

Street View 


Thunderstorm with flood waters partially collapsed the bridge.


Pratt through truss bridge over Salt Fork Brazos River on FM 1263
Stonewall County, Texas
Bypassed and abandoned in place
(3) 5-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Riveted Warren pony truss
Total length: 399.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.26515, -100.21084   (decimal degrees)
33°15'55" N, 100°12'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/387225/3681335 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kiowa Peak SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 082170AA0207001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42146 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added information.
  • February 3, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • April 11, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Updated design-and catagories
  • September 12, 2011: New photos from Garry Taylor
  • July 27, 2011: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 27, 2011: New photos from Linda Thaxton
  • July 25, 2011: Updated by Linda Thaxton: Changed road number and map.
  • April 20, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed status


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Linda Thaxton
  • Luke
  • Garry Taylor - indy311 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jesse Sharkoman Berube - jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com


Salt Fork Brazos River Bridge
Posted February 10, 2022, by Bambi Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

especially with how wide the riverbank is during the wet season there must be a lot of water flowing through. perhaps the bridge was bypassed and abandoned because the center pier must have been severely damaged or was part of faulty construction or design. one day ill head to the Stonewall County Library or courthouse in Aspermont and see how much information i can find about this bridge.

Salt Fork Brazos River Bridge
Posted February 4, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Hard to believe the two half collapsed spans have stood this way for so long!

Salt Fork Brazos River Bridge
Posted February 3, 2022, by Bambi Sharkoman

This is the holy grail of abandoned bridges in Texas

Salt Fork Brazos River Bridge
Posted April 19, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Okay....It appears that the HAER photos shown for the Oriana Bridge actually belong to this bridge. There is no Street View for this span, but in the satellite view you can see that a truss bridge has been bypassed but remains. You can also make out that it is a polygonal chord through truss with multiple ponies on one end.

There is a mix-up somehow in these listings.....just not sure what is what.