Brackenridge Park Bridge - 1890 - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 27.791 W 098° 28.161
14R E 551453 N 3259421
Quick Description: 1890 iron bridge over San Antonio River on Brackenridge Way in Brackenridge Park.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2019 3:35:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM11P6P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker Text

1890
Built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co
East Berlin Conn
Douglas & Jarvis Pat Apl 16, 1878 & Apl 7, 1985
Bryan Callagham, Mayor
Paul Pretzer, City Engineer


Living New Deal

"This lenticular truss bridge was moved to historic Brackenridge Park in 1925. It had been constructed in 1890 on St. Mary’s Street over the San Antonio River by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin Connecticut. After a devastating flood in 1921 the city under took a massive rebuilding of the city’s downtown infrastructure and the bridge was relocated to the park rather than being demolished. The plaque on the bridge indicates that the National Youth Administration did work in 1937-38, but it is not known if they worked on the bridge or on the adjacent retaining walls."

Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1890

Date stone, plaque location.: At the top of the bridge in the middle of the beam.

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: San Antonio River

Website (if available): [Web Link]

Parking (safe parking location): N 29° 27.803 W 098° 28.129

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