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Near Borger in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fritz Thompson Bridge

Dedicated 1975

 
 
Fritz Thompson Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Fritz Thompson Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Fritz Thompson was Hutchinson County Commissioner from 1937 through 1952, during which time much of the highway system in Hutchinson County was conceived. He was Borger City Manager from October 1, 1953 to September 30, 1956, during which time he was active in planning the highway system in and around Borger and procuring right of way therefor. He served as president of the Texas Good Roads Association from 1958 to 1961, and he is presently active in the Association as one of the past chairmen. Fritz served two terms as Representative to the State Legislature from 1962 to 1966.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1956.
 
Location. 35° 44.646′ N, 101° 25.057′ W. Marker is near Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on State Highway 152, half a mile north of County Route 13, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Borger TX 79007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Adobe Walls (here, next to this marker); Bents Creek (here, next to this marker); Plemons Cemetery
Fritz Thompson Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Fritz Thompson Bridge Marker
Fritz Thompson Bridge Marker is at the far left.
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(here, next to this marker); Gulf Dial #1 Oil Well (approx. 3.4 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ace Borger Home (approx. 5 miles away); East Ward Elementary School (approx. 5 miles away); Allis-Chalmers/Cooper Winch Tractor (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Borger.
 
Regarding Fritz Thompson Bridge. Fritz Thompson Bridge is 0.6 miles south of marker.
 
Fritz Thompson Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Fritz Thompson Bridge Marker
View north on highway 152.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 5, 2022