Whipple Truss Bridge - Clifton, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 31° 47.591 W 097° 34.339
14R E 635160 N 3518398
Quick Description: One lane bridge still in use over the North Bosque River.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2015 10:56:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMPFXQ
Views: 1

Long Description:
From Texas Historical Marker: "Built in 1884 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, at a cost of $6,465, this bridge spans 150 feet across the North Bosque River. This type of bridge, called a Whipple truss, was named for its designer. One of the few remaining Whipple truss bridges in the state, it opened up travel routes from the south and west to the north and east. Withstanding many floods, the bridge provided an important transportation connection for Bosque County residents from 1884 to 1941 when traffic was routed west of the Bosque River to the newly constructed Highway 6."
Parking Coordinates:: N 31° 47.562 W 097° 34.372

Date Built: 1/1/1884

Length of Span:
150 ft


www:
texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsNorth/CliftonTexas/Whipple-Truss-Bridge-Clifton-Texas.htm


Visit Instructions:
Log your find with a picture of the bridge with yourself or your GPS in the foreground. This shot does not have to be taken "on" the bridge. The shot should show the "truss" structure of the bridge as well.
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