This bridge is a classic Pratt truss bridge that was relocated and preserved on Guyer High School grounds. The bridge was previously located on Rector Road over Clear Creek (33.330735, -97.149059).
This bridge illustrates a transition toward rigid riveted and bolted connections that occured in the early 20th century. The vertical members are field bolted to the top chord, while the diagonal members and bottom chord are pin connected.
The bridge was built by the Austin Bridge Company of Dallas, which at the time this bridge was built was operating under the name Austin Brothers Company.
Above: Historical photo from Denton County Archives showing bridge in original location.
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