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The Bullman Bridge in Hamilton County
Hamilton, Texas

The Bullman Bridge in Hamilton County, Texas (85 feet)
Erected in 1884, built by the King Bridge Company

Photos & research by Jim & Lou Kinsey
A bowstring bridge in Hamilton, Texas
The Bullman Bridge -
One of the few remaining bowstring bridges in Texas
Photo courtesy Kate Johnson, 2001
This is the most complete and substantial of the remaining bowstrings in Texas. Contracted by the King Bridge Company for the county in 1884.

The bridge is located on the old Waco-Hamilton road (now Hamilton CR 301 ) at the Leon river and is included in the State Transportation Enhancement Program. It will be a feature in the State approved Pecan Creek Park in Hamilton.

At present it is the only bridge anywhere close and is still in use.
Bullman Bridge over Leon River in Hamilton County, Texas
The Bullman Bridge over Leon River
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 2003
Bullman Bridge in Hamilton County, Texas
Another view of the Bullman Bridge
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 2003

"After much research and driving we found the bridge that was moved from Pottsville in 1953. The Bridge is over Bear Creek NW of Hamilton on Hamilton County Road 103." - Jim & Lou Kinsey, June 25, 2003
Bridge over Bear Creek
Bridge over Bear Creek Hamilton County Road 103
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