Details for Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge (Atlas Number 5035000920)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035000920


Marker Number 920
Atlas Number 5035000920
Marker Title Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge
Index Entry Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge
Address N. River Road
City Clifton
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 635065
UTM Northing 3518299
Subject Codes bridges; design and construction; water topics
Marker Year 1996
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location CR 3265 and FM 1991, northeast part of Clifton
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996