HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:


We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Old Blevins Road Bridge

CR-451 Bridge

Old Blevins Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 1, 2008

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Old Blevins Road (CR-451) Over I-35
Location
Rural: Falls County, Texas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1958 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
60 Feet (18.3 Meters)
Structure Length
212 Feet (64.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
30 Feet (9.14 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
90740001503160

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)
View Information About HSR Ratings

Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

Some states in the late 1950s and early 1960s constructed curved t-beams as overpasses for limited access highways. Michigan was an apparent leader in doing so, with numerous examples surviving with their original decorative railings. Check out the Sixth Street Bridge

Texas also constructed curved t-beams and the Old Blevins Road Bridge is an outstanding representative example, having retained excellent historic integrity. The railings on this bridge are quite interesting. While not as ornate as Michigan's the Old Blevins Road Bridge's railings display a very low profile, creating a steam-lined appearance with an appearance that would have looked quite "modern" in architectural design.

Most interstate highway overpasses are relatively new and thus built during the period in which we live today, where attractive bridge appearance is not a consideration in bridge design. The Old Blevin's Road Bridge is noteworthy as an example of a bridge constructed during that very short period between the initial development of interstate highways and the time where any architectural design was completely abandoned in bridge design and engineering. As such, the Blevin's Road Bridge is a welcome visual treat on an interstate freeway drive.

Divider

Photo Galleries and Videos: Old Blevins Road Bridge

 
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Original / Full Size Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

Divider

Maps and Links: Old Blevins Road Bridge

This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.

Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):

View Bridge Location In:

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within a half mile of this bridge.

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles of this bridge.

Google Maps

Google Streetview (If Available)

Bing Maps

OpenStreetMap

Apple Maps (Via DuckDuckGo Search)

Apple Maps (Apple devices only)

MapQuest

HERE We Go Maps

ACME Mapper

Waze Map

Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App

Flickr Gallery (Find Nearby Photos)

Wikimedia Commons (Find Nearby Photos)

Directions Via Sygic For Android

Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser

USGS National Map (United States Only)

Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only)

CalTopo Maps (United States Only)


Divider
 
Home Top

Divider

About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Admin Login

Divider