Anderson in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Rocky Creek Bridge
A popular retreat through the 1890s, nearby Kellum Springs was likely a motivating force that resulted in the development of an early road north of Anderson that led to the springs and then connected with Iola to facilitate travel from the northern reaches of the county. The crossing of Rocky Creek with a bridge along this route was a necessity, as it remained a primary north/south route between Anderson and Iola into the 20th century.
The bridge now stands as an early landmark of Texas engineering history with a heritage proudly shared by the people of Grimes County.
Erected by Grimes County.
Location. 30° 29.209′ N, 95° 59.187′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is on South Main Street (County Highway 245 Touch for map. Marker is located in a vacant lot behind the First United Methodist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 283 South Main Street, Anderson TX 77830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grimes County Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Jesse Grimes and Mathew Caldwell (about 700 feet away); Grimes County (about 700 feet away); Grimes County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington-on-the-Brazos (approx. 15 miles away).
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1. Bridge Basics. (includes diagrams and pictures of various bridge configurations) in a Pony configuration, traffic travels between parallel superstructures which are not cross-braced at the top; (Submitted on December 26, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Warren Truss. The Warren truss was patented in 1848 by James Warren and Willoughby Theobald Monzani, and consists of longitudinal members joined only by angled cross-members, forming alternately inverted equilateral triangle-shaped spaces along its length, ensuring that no individual strut, beam, or tie is subject to bending or torsional straining forces, but only to tension or compression. (Submitted on December 26, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.