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Congress Avenue Bridge (Oldest)

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Congress Avenue Bridge (Oldest)

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Colorado River on Congress Avenue
Location
Austin, Travis County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
In 1922, the three remaining 1884 spans of the Congress Avenue Bridge, apparently still in storage after all these years, were erected at Moore's Crossing in Travis County.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.26155, -97.74526   (decimal degrees)
30°15'42" N, 97°44'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/620702/3348434 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88424 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,627)
Austin, Texas (32)
Built 1884 (179)
Built during 1880s (2,010)
King Bridge Co. (367)
Lost (24,984)
Lost 1909 (24)
Lost during 1900s (318)
Replaced by new bridge (16,778)
Texas (2,476)
Through truss (15,185)
Travis County, Texas (44)
Truss (32,967)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs