Not only is this an extremely rare example of a concrete curved chord through girder bridge, it is further unique for its continuous design. Only a few states ever built concrete curved chord through girder bridges, sometimes called concrete camelback bridges. Only Michigan and Ohio built them in significant numbers, and a handful of additional states have a few sporadic examples. This is one such sporadic example, as it is not a standard design in Texas and is the only one of its kind in the state. Actually, it is the only known concrete curved chord through girder bridge to feature a continuous design. This bridge type was normally built as simple spans when multiple spans were used. The unusual design also resulted in the deepest girder sections being over the piers, rather than in between as would be the case with simple spans. The main span is 120 feet, making it the longest known span of a concrete through girder, beating the 2nd place span of 100 feet in Michigan which itself is also unique, and 10 feet longer than the next longest known examples, which are Michigan's 90 foot standard concrete camelback spans.
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