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Crockett Street Bridge

Crockett Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 10, 2009 and August 6, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Crockett Street Over San Antonio River
Location
San Antonio: Bexar County, Texas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1891 By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2017
Main Span Length
84 Feet (26 Meters)
Structure Length
86 Feet (26 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
150150B08310001

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Bridge Documentation

This is one of several rare lenticular truss bridges found within the city of San Antonio. Texas has the only lenticular truss bridges west of the Mississippi River, and San Antonio has the best lenticular truss bridges in Texas. This bridge was rehabilitated in 2017 which is after the above photo was taken. Unfortunately, this rehabilitation drastically altered the beautiful Berlin Iron Bridge Company signature hand railing design by adding bars, presumably to meet some modern sphere test for railing openings. A bar was also added on top of the railing. Worse, the unique frills of lattice bars that extend above the angles were apparently removed per a project presentation. HistoricBridges.org is of the strong opinion that a more tasteful way to meet modern railing codes could have been done. Sometimes tiny wire cables can be added in between the lattice for example.

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View Historic Bridge Inventory Sheet For This Bridge

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
29.425060,-98.488570

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