Belz Road Bridge - The Colony, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 04.898 W 096° 53.165
14S E 697309 N 3662324
Quick Description: The Belz Road Bridge once took traffic across Duck Creek in northern Denton County. Today, it is retired, and has moved a considerable distance, carrying pedestrian traffic over a creek in Greenway Park, The Colony, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2014 6:11:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMM4M7
Views: 2

Long Description:
The park is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Blair Oaks Dr and S Colony Blvd. Parking can be problematical, and will probably involve parking on a nearby sidestreet (coordinates are given for one such location) and walking over to the park a very short distance. Please do not park in the alley adjacent to the park itself.

The bridge is a Plain Warren Truss bridge, and according to bridgehunter.com, has the following vitals:

Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.

Interestingly, bridgehunter.com gives 1935 at the year of the bridge's construction, while a plaque in front of the relocated bridge says the following:

Denton County Historic Iron Bridge
Circa 1903
Relocated from Belz Rd. at Duck Creek

Bridge Adopted by The Colony
December 29, 2003

Bridge Removed from Belz Road
August 21, 2008

Bridge Set in Greenway Park
October 14, 2008
Parking Coordinates:: N 33° 04.867 W 096° 53.140

Date Built: 1/1/1903

Length of Span:
100 feet


www:
http://bridgehunter.com/tx/denton/180610AA0172001/


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