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Beveridge Bridge

San Saba Suspension Bridge

Beveridge Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 1, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
China Creek Road (CR-200) Over San Saba River
Rural: San Saba County, Texas: United States
Structure Type
Metal Wire Cable Suspension, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1896 By Builder/Contractor: Flinn-Moyer Company of Weatherford, Texas

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
140 Feet (42.67 Meters)
Structure Length
190 Feet (57.91 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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The bridge is one of only a few pre-1940 suspension bridges in Texas. The original bridge was built in 1896. The bridge was heavily damaged by floods in 1938 and much of the bridge was reconstructed. In 2005, a historic bridge rehab project was initiated. Over this time, much of the original 1896 material has been lost, with the towers being the most significant part of the bridge that is original, although other isolated parts of the bridge are old or original, such as turnbuckles and other elements of the suspenders. Despite alteration, the overall function, design, and general appearance of the bridge remains the same. Therefore, the bridge has value as a window into a less common form of bridge construction from the turn of the 20th Century period.


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