Details for Rogers Street Bridge (Atlas Number 5139007069)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007069


Marker Number 7069
Atlas Number 5139007069
Marker Title Rogers Street Bridge
Index Entry Rogers Street Bridge
City Waxahachie
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 702252
UTM Northing 3584882
Subject Codes design and construction; bridges; bridges
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Rogers Street Bridge over Waxahachie Creek on Hwy. 77
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Located on an early Waxahachie Creek fording site that served pioneer settlers of the area, this truss bridge was built in 1889. It was manufactured by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, and was one of thirteen approved by Ellis County commissioners from 1888 to 1890. The span provided an extension for Rogers Street, a road named for Emory Rogers, donor of the Waxahachie townsite. As part of an important early North-South commercial route, the Rogers Street Bridge was vital to the growth and development of the city.