Details for Pratt Truss Bridge (Atlas Number 5201011958)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5201011958


Marker Number 11958
Atlas Number 5201011958
Marker Title Pratt Truss Bridge
Index Entry Pratt Truss Bridge
Address 1600 Georgia
City Deer Park
County Harris
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 293430
UTM Northing 3287124
Subject Codes bridges
Marker Year 1997
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A pin connected truss bridge characteristic of the popular style that once dotted rural Texas, this bridge is the last one in Texas built by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Company of Iowa. Originally opened in 1891 on the Leon River in Coryell County in what later became Mother Neff State Park, the bridge was moved 6 miles in the late 1940s or early 1950s to County Road 322. By 1993 the bridge could no longer support modern road traffic. Texas Department of Transportation officials, in a historic preservation agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, painstakingly transported it more than 150 miles to this site. (1998)