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Piano Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 20, 2015 and August 1, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Piano Bridge Road Over East Navidad River
Location
Rural: Fayette County, Texas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 5 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1885 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2012
Main Span Length
79 Feet (24 Meters)
Structure Length
122 Feet (37 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.5 Feet (3.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
130760AA0189001

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This bridge is a very short through truss span, and a classic example of a King Bridge Company Pratt truss.

This bridge recieved an in-kind restoration for continued vehicular use in 2012. The in-kind restoration included the use of hot riveting, and extensive repair of existing original materials. As such even after rehabilitation, the bridge retains excellent historic integrity. The bridge was restored by Bach Steel, with more information available at their website.

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