Near Knox City in Knox County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Brazos River Bridge
The design consists of a three-span continuous truss unit measuring 382 1/2 feet flanked by two simply supported truss spans each 96 feet long. The bridge has three steel I-beam approach spans on the south side and two on the north. The truss spans rest on reinforced concrete piers and the approach spans rest on a series of precast concrete pile bents.
The 1901 bridge, consisting of four 119-foot Pratt through truss spans and two pony truss spans, was reported to be in seriously deteriorated condition by 1934. During construction of the new bridge immediately upstream of the old one, a pier of the old bridge subsided, requiring closing of the bridge and construction of a detour road. Texas highway department engineers developed a special design for the replacement bridge’s truss spans, with a warren truss configuration with parallel top and bottom chords. Oran Speer of Alvord was the contractor, and
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18073.)
Location. 33° 29.953′ N, 99° 48.14′ W. Marker is near Knox City, Texas, in Knox County. Marker is on State Highway 6 5.7 miles north of Knox City, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knox City TX 79529, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone (approx. 5.8 miles away); First Settlement in Knox County / L – Ranch (approx. 5.8 miles away); Knox County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pleasant C. Sams (approx. 8 miles away); The Narrows (approx. 8 miles away).
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.