Details for Mulberry Creek Bridge (Atlas Number 5149003526)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149003526


Marker Number 3526
Atlas Number 5149003526
Marker Title Mulberry Creek Bridge
Index Entry Mulberry Creek Bridge
City Schulenburg
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 699614
UTM Northing 3281987
Subject Codes bridges; design and construction
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Schulenburg, go South on FM 957 about 2 miles, then go west on Rd. 1 mile
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Built in 1888 by the King Iron Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and its sub-contractor, A. J. Tullock and Company of Leavenworth, Kansas, this bridge provided easy access to the developing community of Schulenburg. Located on the Old Praha Road, it was part of a major travel route during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 60-foot iron structure, described as a single span, box-chord, pin-connected modified Pratt low truss bridge with counters, cost $1,422 at the time of its construction. It is one of the few bridges of this style still standing. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990