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Lower Elgin Road Bridge

Lower Elgin Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Lower Elgin Road (CR-55) (Abandoned Alignment) Over Wilbarger Creek
Location
Rural: Bastrop County, Texas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1888 By Builder/Contractor: Kansas City Bridge and Iron Company of Kansas City, Missouri

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
99 Feet (30.2 Meters)
Structure Length
250 Feet (76.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.2 Feet (3.41 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 9 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
140110AA0055001

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This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: This bridge is at risk for collapse due to a pier that has a broken corner leaving the bearing only partially on the pier!

This excellent example of an 1880s Pratt truss bridge was bypassed, and enjoys some community support for preservation. The bridge deck and approaches were damaged by floods in 2015. FEMA funding provided for the repair of the bridge to "pre-flood" conditions. This included repairing the deck, but apparantly did not include repairing the concrete piers. The southwest bearing rests on a concrete pier that is missing a corner of concrete, leaving this corner of the bridge at risk for falling off the pier awhich would result in the collapse of the bridge. The bridge should be considered at a severe risk for collapse.

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