Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dodd's Creek Bridge
The Coryell County Commissioners Court contracted with the Berlin Iron Bridge Company to build four lenticular truss bridges for $16,500 in 1889. This bridge originally was located across Cowhouse Creek and later was moved to Dodd's Creek.
In 1990 the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation identified eight lenticular truss bridges surviving in Texas. Four of the spans were located in San Antonio; the other four were positioned on out-of-service roadways. The only examples of this rare bridge type west of the Mississippi, they are recognized as historically significant engineering structures. The Society for Industrial Archeology and
Erected 2000 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11722.)
Location. 30° 56.873′ N, 97° 32.204′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on N Main St, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Wellborn Barton (a few steps from this marker); Norton-Orgain House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armstrong-Adams House (about 400 feet away); Old Anderson Place (about 600 feet away); Salado Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Orville Thomas Tyler (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Salado (approx. ¼ mile away); The Davis Mill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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