Details for Maxdale Bridge (Atlas Number 5027003263)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5027003263


Marker Number 3263
Atlas Number 5027003263
Marker Title Maxdale Bridge
Index Entry Maxdale Bridge
City Killeen
County Bell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 611727
UTM Northing 3428918
Subject Codes bridges; design and construction
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 10 mi. S on SH 195, 3.7 mi. W on FM 2670, 0.3 mi. S on Maxdale Road, south side of bridge. Marker was stolen 2005; recovered and in possession of BCHC
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In July 1913, the Bell County Commissioners Court, in response to repeated flooding in this area, approved construction of a bridge at this site to provide access to Killeen for residents of the Maxdale Community. Before it was completed, however, the bridge was destroyed in a flood. The Bell County Commissioners Court contracted again with Hess & Skinner Engineers, agents for the Missouri Valley Bridge Company, to build this bridge. Completed in 1914, the Maxdale Bridge employs a Parker truss design, which allows for maximum strength at mid-span. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990