Details for Medio Creek Bridge (Atlas Number 5025003316)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5025003316

Data

Marker Number 3316
Atlas Number 5025003316
Marker Title Medio Creek Bridge
Index Entry Medio Creek Bridge
Address
City Normanna
County Bee
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 618054
UTM Northing 3156467
Subject Codes bridges; design and construction
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Normanna, take county road 241 about 1 mile west
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Built in 1897 by the New Jersey Iron and Steel Company, this bridge has served as one of the major crossings on the road from Beeville to San Antonio. Funding for the bridge was acquired from the sale of bonds from Bee County's permanent school fund. Construction costs totaled $3,990. The steel Pratt through truss bridge, with a wooden deck and approaches, rests on riveted-steel caissons, or piers. It has survived numerous floods. The top of the bridge was restored in 1923, and a new floor was constructed in 1947. The bridge remained in service for vehicular traffic until 1987. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987