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US90 Pecos River High Bridge


Pecos high bridge

Fisheye perspective from the highway viewing area

Photo taken by Dan Crawford in August 2008


BH Photo #223734

Street View 


Deck truss bridge over Pecos River on US 90
Val Verde County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1957
Continuous deck truss
Length of largest span: 374.5 ft.
Total length: 1,310.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.70889, -101.35194   (decimal degrees)
29°42'32" N, 101°21'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/272468/3288843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seminole Canyon
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 222330002206068 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33413 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1957 (296)
Built during 1950s (4,016)
Deck truss (1,949)
Have street view (29,309)
NR-eligible (4,115)
Open (41,013)
Owned by state (16,595)
Pecos River (15)
Span length 250-500 feet (1,264)
Texas (2,989)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (2,006)
Truss (36,113)
US 90 (71)
Val Verde County, Texas (26)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 24, 2019: Updated by James F. Gentner: Corrected Main Span length
  • September 20, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 22, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 22, 2013: New photos from Nathan Morton
  • January 23, 2012: New photo from Dan Crawford


  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James F. Gentner - jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Pecos River Bridge
Posted January 12, 2013, by robert fowler (hemeloser [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge is over the section of the river near its confluence with the Rio Grande. It was constructed before Amistad Resevoir was created, and now crosses the upper reaches of that lake's extension into the Pecos. Originally 273 feet above a narrow shallow river (as attested to by the bridge sign), it now may be as much as 50 feet nearer the water, which often extends from canyon wall to wall, almost a quarter mile across. Despite the river's depth, no diving is allowed from the bridge.

Pecos River Bridge
Posted May 29, 2010, by Casey Hibler (cjhibler3 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Went over the Pecos Highway 90 bridge in October 2008. The deck was under construction at the time and it was one lane traffic.

Pecos River Bridge
Posted January 8, 2008, by Larry Wilson (larryww1 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Went over it New Years Weekend here are some photos