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Llano in Llano County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Texas Historic Bridge

Roy B. Inks Bridge

Roy B. Inks Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 28, 2016
1. Roy B. Inks Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Named for a former mayor of Llano, the Roy B. Inks Bridge was built in 1936 to carry State Highway 29 (now State Highway 16) over the Llano River. The Inks Bridge replaced an earlier 1892 truss bridge at this location, which had been swept away by a 42-foot flood crest on June 14, 1935. the Hayden-Cartwright act provided emergency relief funding to replace this and other bridges lost during the catastrophic flooding 0f 1935.

The Inks Bridge was designed by the Texas Highway Department's Bridge Division during the fall of 1935. It is composed of four 200-foot Parker truss spans resting on concrete "cutwater” piers. The construction contract was awarded to the Austin Bridge Company in January of 1936, and the new bridge was opened to traffic on September 16, 1936.

The bridge features the original west side pedestrian walkway with lattice railings and all-riveted construction typical of the 1930s. In 2006, the Texas Department of Transportation added a new, wider pedestrian walkway to the east side in conjunction with this bridge rehabilitation project.
Erected 2006 by Texas
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1936.
Location. 30° 45.113′ N, 98° 40.55′ W. Marker is in Llano, Texas, in Llano County. Marker is at the intersection of Bessemer Avenue (State Highway 16) and West Haynie Street, on the right when traveling north on Bessemer Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Llano TX 78643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Llano County Organized (a few steps from this marker); Llano County Granite Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Street Commercial Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Llano County Jail (about 500 feet away); Acme Dry Goods Building (about 600 feet away); Lantex Theater (about 600 feet away); Llano Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away); Old Southern Hotel Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Llano.
Roy B. Inks Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 28, 2016
2. Roy B. Inks Bridge
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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