Details for Broad Street Bridge (Atlas Number 5319012047)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5319012047


Marker Number 12047
Atlas Number 5319012047
Marker Title Broad Street Bridge
Index Entry Broad Street Bridge
City Mason
County Mason
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes bridges; water topics
Marker Year 1998
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Broad Street at Comanche Creek
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1914, citizens of Mason petitioned the county commissioners court for a reliable means of crossing Comanche Creek, which separated north and south Mason. Initial construction bids were deemed too high and a second petition was presented in 1917. Because Mason had no railroad to transport large pre-fabricated building materials, the Alamo Construction Company crafted the bridge of reinforced concrete on site in 1918. Perhaps the last concrete truss bridge to remain in Texas, the Broad Street Bridge continued to support vehicular and pedestrian traffic in Mason in 1998. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -1998