Donald Road Bridge at South Hickory Creek - Denton, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 12.189 W 097° 05.344
14S E 678114 N 3675435
Quick Description: This single-panel Warren pony truss bridge once took Donald Road traffic over Hickory Creek, near Krum. Today, it is enjoying its retirement at the Denton County Administrative Complex, 535 S Loop 288, Denton, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2015 9:29:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMPWJY
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Long Description:
A Denton County Historic Landmark sign at the east end of the bridge provides some background:

This 1903 bridge crossed South Hickory Creek at Donald Road in northwest Denton County. Possibly manufactured by the George E. King Bridge Co., this 59-foot modified single-panel Warren truss steel bridge is a fine example of surviving pony truss bridges that were popular at the time. It served the wheat belt of western Denton County, providing access to the mills and railroad at Krum. Communities served by the bridge included Stony and Plainview. Removed from service in 2006, the bridge was relocated to the Denton County Administrative Complex in 2012.

There are several parking lots for the administration building, although one should be aware that a very short walk awaits: There's no parking adjacent to the two bridges here
Date Built: 1/1/1903

Length of Span:
Per, the dimensions are: Span length: 59.1 ft. Total length: 59.1 ft. Deck width: 15.7 ft.


Parking Coordinates:: Not Listed

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