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
Address Lampasas River @Maxdale Rd.
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