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Galbreath Crossing Bridge

Galbreath Crossing Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nels Raynor, Bach Steel

Bridge Documented: April 1, 2018

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Park Grounds
Rockdale: Milam County, Texas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1912 By Builder/Contractor: El Paso Bridge and Iron Company of El Paso, Texas

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
70 Feet (21.34 Meters)
Structure Length
70 Feet (21.34 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is one of two historic bridges that were relocated and preserved in a small park named the Rockdale Bridge Park. The relocated bridges sit on the ground as exhibits. This bridge is a rare example of a bedstead truss bridge in Texas. Most of the legs below the bottom chord have been cut off, but otherwise the historic integrity is good. The bridge was originally located in Milam County, County Road 240 over Big Elm Creek. A new bridge was built at that location in 1988 per NBI data. The bridge was picked off the waterway and set to the north side of the creek in 1994. Sparks Engineering reports this bridge is wrought iron and suggests the reported 1912 construction date may be incorrect as a result.



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