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This is a list of all 9 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Brazos River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1869 Waco
Waco, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:72
Structurae ID:0001398
O'Donnell ID:928
References:AAJ, BC3, BPL, BRAZ, GBD, HAERTX98, HBE, PTS2, WSB
Principals:Thomas M. Griffith
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:475f
Deck width:18f
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1915.
Photo by Carla Pendergraft
1893 Dennis
Dennis, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:116
Principals:Flinn-Moyer Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1962
Main cables:Wire (steel)
1904 Brazos
Brazos, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1857
References:HAERTX98
Principals:William Flinn
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:300f
Side spans:2 x 150f
1904 Dark Valley
Graford and Palo Pinto, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:921
References:BRAZ, HAERTX98
Principals:William Flinn
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1958
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:2 x 250f
Side spans:80f, 2 x 125f
Deck width:16f
Notes
  • The TxDOT Bridge Division website shows an image of this bridge with caption "The Dark Valley Bridge is shown here before its demolition in 1958," but BRAZ describes it as being destroyed by a flood on October 31, 1981. The TxDOT information is likely correct.
1906 Brannon's Crossing
Weatherford vicinity, Parker County, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1298
Coordinates:N 32.66256 W 98.03288
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1934
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:440f
Notes
  • Tony King believes he found the former location of this bridge a few hundred yards south of the I-20 Brazos River crossing west of Weatherford. This location is near a road named "Brannon Bridge Circle." Tony writes: "Just downstream from the modern Interstate 20 bridge in western Parker County, I've noticed a concrete and iron structure, and happened to take a photo of it recently. I've noticed the structure a couple of times in the past (most recently in May of 2007) while hiking a well-worn foot/ATV path that parallels the west bank of the river as it flows almost due south from the Interstate to Meeks Bend." The structure in Tony's photo appears to be a pier or support footing. The coordinates given here are Tony's approximation of the location of the structure.
  • Built as part of the same contract as the Tin Top bridge.
  • Similar to 1906 Tin Top (Hightower Valley) - Tin Top, Texas, USA.
Photo by Tony King
1906 Tin Top (Hightower Valley)
Tin Top, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:119
References:BRAZ, HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, Jan. 31, 1982 under weight of snow
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:400f

Notes
Photo courtesy of Marjorie Campbell
1908 Newcastle
Newcastle, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1299
References:HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, 1930
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Collapsed during flood, 1930.
1908 South Bend
South Bend, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:1858
References:HAERTX98
Principals:Mitchell & Pigg
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Main span:400f
(suspension bridge)
Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto, Texas, USA (Brazos River)
Bridgemeister ID:596
References:AUB
Main cables:Wire

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