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Moore’s Crossing Bridge

 
 
Moore’s Crossing Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
1. Moore’s Crossing Bridge Marker
Inscription. This structure was originally part of a six-span bridge across the Colorado River at Congress Avenue in Austin. Constructed there in 1884, it was designed by the King Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1910 it was dismantled and placed in storage. Five years later three spans were rebuilt here but destroyed the same year in a flood. The current bridge, comprised of the remaining spans, was completed in 1922.
 
Erected 1980 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14007.)
 
Location. 30° 10.107′ N, 97° 39.826′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Moores Bridge Road near Farm to Market Road 973, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Bridge is closed to auto traffic. Marker is on south side of bridge. Approach bridge from Moores Bridge Rd at FM-973. Alternatively, bridge can be crossed by foot from Richard Moya Park off Burleson Road. Marker is in this post office area: Del Valle TX 78617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pilot Knob (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Del Valle Army Air Base (approx. 3 miles away); Santiago Del Valle Grant
Moore’s Crossing Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
2. Moore’s Crossing Bridge
From Richard Moya Park
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Doyle Farm (approx. 6.3 miles away); Haynie Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite (approx. 6.5 miles away); Josephus Hornsby (approx. 6.6 miles away); Texas Dental Association (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Moore’s Crossing. (Submitted on January 7, 2010.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Moore’s Crossing Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
3. Moore’s Crossing Bridge
Facing south
Moore’s Crossing Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
4. Moore’s Crossing Bridge
Facing north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,345 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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