Southbound University Drive Truss Bridge -- Fort Worth TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 43.465 W 097° 21.681
14S E 653558 N 3621923
Quick Description: The southbound truss bridge that carries University Drive over the Clear Fork of the Trinity River near Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2016 1:29:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMTG2B
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Long Description:
I have been travelling over this bridge all my life. My dad asked my mother to marry him under a pecan tree within sight of ththis bridge.

Southbound University Drive crosses the Trinity on a polygonal Warren Pony Truss bridge.

From bridgehunter.com: (visit link)

"Northbound University Drive Bridge

Overview
Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Clear Fork Trinity River on Road

Location
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Status
Open to traffic

History
Built 1936, modified in 1967 in which all of the bridge except for the truss span was rebuilt.

Design
The University Drive Northbound Bridge is the last remaining pony truss in service in Tarrant County. In 1951, University Drive was widened. Instead of replacing the 1936 bridge, this bridge was built parallel to the existing bridge to carry northbound traffic. Both bridges were modified in 1967 in which all of the bridge except for the truss span was rebuilt.

Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 380.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft."
Parking Coordinates:: N 32° 43.507 W 097° 21.682

Date Built: 1/1/1936

Length of Span:
380 feet


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https://bridgehunter.com/tx/tarrant/bh49428/


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