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Gordon Lake Bridge 1

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Gordon Lake Bridge 1

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 3, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Gordon Lake Loop Over Gordon Lake
Location
Iowa Park: Wichita County, Texas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
75 Feet (23 Meters)
Structure Length
75 Feet (23 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

One of only a few bowstring bridges in Texas, this is the oldest and most significant of the several relocated historic bridges that grace this park. The bridge is a classic example of a bowstring built by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio and likely dates to the 1870s. The bridge appears to have been damaged perhaps in a flood because many of the cast iron connection pieces have been replaced with various things that are not the original castings. Some parts of the top chord appear to show tearing damage as well. The relocated bridge serves the trail around Gordon Lake. It has bents added under the panel points, so the truss does not function as a truss anymore. Regardless, the bridge is one of the rarest and oldest historic bridges in Texas and a centerpiece of the trail around the lake.

 

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
33.965080,-98.669540

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