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Rogers Street Bridge

Rogers Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): C. Hanchey, CC BY-NC 2.0, flickr.com/photos/21953562@N07/

Bridge Documented: August 14, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rogers Street (Pedestrian Walkway) Over Waxahachie Creek
Location
Waxahachie: Ellis County, Texas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1889 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2004
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30.48 Meters)
Structure Length
190 Feet (57.91 Meters)
Roadway Width
13 Feet (3.96 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 6 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This truss bridge has been bypassed by a modern bridge but with conversion to a pedestrian bridge remains in use in its original location. The bridge is a good example of a later design of Pratt truss sold by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company which is noted for its use of an a-frame portal bracing, a design which the company did not start to use until around the time this bridge was built.

Text From Bridge Interpretive Plaque

Located on an early Waxahachie Creek fording site that served pioneer settlers of the area, this truss bridge was built in 1889. It was manufactured by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, and was one of thirteen approved by Ellis County commissioners from 1888 to 1890. The span provided an extension for Rogers Street, a road named for Emory Rogers, donor of the Waxahachie townsite. As part of an important early North-South commercial route, the Rogers Street Bridge was vital to the growth and development of the city.

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