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

Texas Historic Bridge

 
 
Texas Historic Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
1. Texas Historic Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This bridge is a 140 foot long Parker Through Truss and was constructed in 1913 by Gonzales County and A.A. Alsbury and Co., contractors. It originally spanned the Guadalupe River and was located just west of the 19th century community of Oak Forest. The bridge connected the rural areas south of the river to the town of Gonzales, the county seat. The bridge was no longer able to sustain vehicular traffic and was moved to this park in an effort to preserve it for public use as a pedestrian bridge. A new vehicular bridge was constructed adjacent to the original bridge site. The moving and rehabilitation of this bridge is a result of a partnership between the City of Gonzales, Gonzales County, Gonzales County Historical Commision, Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
 
Erected by Gonzales County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 29° 30.538′ N, 97° 25.794′ W. Marker
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is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on Saint Louis Street (State Highway 146) 0.1 miles east of Lions Club Drive, on the left when traveling east. The marker and bridge are located in the eastern section of the Gonzales City Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oak Forest Bridge (here, next to this marker); Kerr's Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Burkett (about 400 feet away); Kerr's Settlement (about 500 feet away); 1825 Kerr's Settlement (about 500 feet away); Company L, First Texas Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Great War" (approx. 0.4 miles away); "We Shall Not Forget" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
 
The Texas Historic Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
2. The Texas Historic Bridge and Marker
The Texas Historic Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
3. The Texas Historic Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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