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Faust Street Bridge

Faust Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 1, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Faust Street Over Guadalupe River
Location
New Braunfels: Comal County, Texas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1887 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1998
Main Span Length
220 Feet (67.06 Meters)
Structure Length
640 Feet (195.07 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is one of the most important and largest remaining examples of a bridge built by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the most important and prolific bridge builders of the late 19th Century. It is also one of the rarest and most important bridges in the State of Texas.

An incredible combination truss bridge, this structure features two main Whipple truss spans (extremely rare in its own right as a multi-span Whipple truss) and two pin-connected Pratt through trusses, one at each end of the bridge. The bridge features decorative treatment in the form of builder plaques, finials, and knee bracing on the portal.

The bridge has been restored for non-vehicular use, and it is an area attraction and one of the most valuable historic resources in the area. The bridge retains original built-up fishtail style floorbeams.

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This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Reused

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