This bridge is noted for its combination of pony truss spans and a through truss span. The bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic but remains open for pedestrian use. The stone piers of the previous bridge at this location are attached to the concrete piers of this bridge. Apparently, the previous 1880s bridge remained in use as part of a one-way couplet when this 1911 bridge was built, before it was eventually demolished.
Information and Findings From Texas Historical Commission
Planning for construction of the first bridge at this site began soon after the organization of Wichita County in 1882. The structure was built by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and formally dedicated on July 4, 1886. This second span, located west of the original bridge, was completed in 1911. Both provided a vital connection between the downtown area of Wichita Falls and northern sections of the city. The bridges were closed to vehicles in 1972 because of unsafe structural conditions and the older span was demolished. (1980)
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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