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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
The symbolism of bridges, or so we're told, represents problem solving and compromise. Permanent handshakes extended across chasms of prejudice and misunderstanding. Romantic ideas like that are great for tourist brochures, but it gives us a headache. People see bridges as tall places to drive over or look down from. Our bridges here aren't symbols of anything; they're real rusting, riveted iron spans. They're mostly bridges to the 19th Century, but we find that handy since so much of our content lives there.

BRIDGES IN TEXAS

A Gallery of Forgotten Texas Bridges Series Feature
Beauchamp Collection. Postcards circa 1910:
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List of Texas Bridges

  • Adamsville - Lampasas River Through Truss Bridge
  • Addicks - Bear Creek Bridge
  • Albion - Red River Bridge
  • Altair - Colorado River Bridge
  • Alton - Denton County
  • Austin - Montopolis Bridge
  • Austin - Pennybacker Bridge
  • Ballinger Texas Bridges & Crossings
  • Beaumont - Neches River Railroad Drawbridge
  • Beaumont - Neches River Rainbow Bridge & Veteran's Memorial Bridge
  • Beaumont - The Railroad Lift Bridge
  • Bell County Iron Bridges on Sunshine Road
  • Benjamin - Closed Railroad Trestle
  • Bluff Dale - Bluff Dale Suspension Bridge Feature
  • Borger - Swinging Bridge across Canyon near Borger
  • Brazoria Railroad Swing Bridge & Triple Truss Bridge Feature
  • Brazos Country - Brazos River Railroad Bridge
  • Brazos Point - Brazos River Bridge
  • Bridge City - Rainbow Bridge
  • Bridge City - Veteran's Memorial Bridge
  • Brown County CR 306 Pony Bridge Feature
  • Bryant Station
  • Burkett - Through Truss Bridge
  • Calaveras - Railroad bridge over Calararas Creek & Old bridge over San Antonio River
  • Caldwell County rural bridge near Lockhart
  • Canadian - Canadian River Wagon Bridge Feature
  • Carancahua
  • Carpenter's Bluff Bridge - Bridging Texas and Oklahoma
  • Clear Fork of the Brazos River Suspension Bridge circa 1896
    One of the oldest suspension bridges in Texas
  • Clifton - Whipple Truss Bridge
  • Collingsworth County - The "Red River Plunge" Bridge of Bonnie & Clyde Feature
    On the National Register
  • Colorado County Covered Bridge
  • Colorado County - Ehlinger Bridge, razed Feature
  • Copano Bay Causeway
  • Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge
  • Corpus Christi drawbridge
  • Corpus Christi Causeway Bridge
  • Coupland - Williamson County CR456 Thru Truss Bridge
  • Dallas' Bridge Of Harmony
  • Deming's Bridge
  • Dime Box - former railroad bridge
  • Dubina - Piano Bridge
  • East Columbia, Texas, Brazos River, railroad swing bridge
  • Eagle Pass - The railroad bridge joining Piedras Negras with Eagle Pass
  • Eagle Pass - Bridge at Fort Duncan
  • Earle - Medio Creek Bridge
  • East Sweden Pony Truss Bridge Feature
  • Eliasville - Brazos River Bridge
  • Ellis County - The Endangered Spring Creek Bridge
    Another Piece of Texas to be Replaced by "Progress"
  • Eulogy - Brazos River Bridge
  • Falls County Texas CR268 Wood Pony Bridge
  • Fort Griffin Bridges
  • Fort Richardson State Park
  • Fred Hartman Bridge
  • Gainesville - The Red River Bridge
  • Gainesville - Elm Bridge
  • Glen Flora - Colorado River bridge ruins
  • Goliad County - Bridge Available for Adoption
  • Granjeño - Bridge to Mexico under construction
  • Green Elm Cemetery Haunted Bridge Feature
  • Groesbeck - Navasota River bridge near Fort Parker
  • Hamilton - Bullman Bridge, Leon River, bowstring bridge.
  • Hamilton - Bridge over Bear Creek
  • Hico - Bridge over the Bosque River
  • Hidalgo - Hidalgo Reynosa International Bridge
  • Hunter - MKT Railroad Bridge
  • Huntsville - Park bridge
  • Imperial Through Truss Bridge, Pecos River Feature
  • Inks Lake Bridge
  • International Bridge connecting Brownsville with Matamoros
  • Iron bridge between Goliad and Beeville
  • Irving - Twin Wells Bridge
  • Joppa Iron Bridge, circa 1911
  • Joppa Iron Bridge II
  • Kirtley Railroad Bridge
  • Knippa - Bridge west of Knippa
  • Knox City - Knox County Through Truss Bridge over Brazos River
  • Kosse - Big Elm Creek Bridge
  • Krum
  • La Grange railroad bridge
  • Lagarto Ferry Bridge - Underwater bridge exposed
  • Langtry, Val Verde County - Pecos River Bridge Feature
  • Lavaca County - Old Iron Bridges Feature
  • Leon Springs
  • Liberty Bridge
  • Limestone County - State Highway 14 on Navasota River (No Photos)
  • Llano River Roy Inks Bridge
  • Llano Texas Railroad Through Truss Bridge
  • Lockhart State Park
  • Lone Wolf Bridge
  • Luxello
  • Mason - Broad Street Bridge
  • Matagorda - New Bridge & Old Draw Bridge
  • Maxdale - Through Truss Bridge
  • McQueeney - Guadalupe River Railroad Bridge
  • Mikeska
  • Nacogdoches County - Goodman Pony Truss Bridge
  • Normanna - Medio Creek Bridge
  • New Braunfels - Faust Street Bridge c1887 Feature
  • Oakland Bridge on Navadad River
  • Oso - Pine Springs Cemetery Bridge
  • Palacios, Texas
  • Peacock - Oriana Camelback Truss Bridge over Brazos River Feature
  • Pecos High Bridge
  • Port Arthur - The Gulfgate Bridge now known as the Martin Luther King Bridge Feature
  • The Possum Kingdom Masonry Arch Bridge Feature
  • Pottsville - A bridge over Cowhouse Creek
  • Rainbow - Brazos River Bridge
  • Raisin
  • Ray Point Bridges
  • Regency Bridge by Mike Cox 12-6-13 Feature
  • Regency - Colorado River Bridge Feature
  • Richland Springs - Cotton Belt Road Bridge
  • Richmond - Railroad Bridge
  • Rio Hondo - Draw Bridge
  • Roma - The International Bridge, one of the few remaining suspension bridges in Texas
  • Rosebud - Carnegie Bridge Feature
  • Rusk Footbridge
  • Roxton Bridges Feature
  • San Antonio River Bridge, Missions Trail
  • San Saba - Beveridge Bridge Feature
    One of only two suspension bridges, in the state of Texas, that are still used by cars and trucks.
  • San Saba River Bridge, Voca, McCulloch County
  • San Antonio - Berg's Mill Bridge Feature
  • San Antonion - Hays Street Bridge Feature
  • San Antonio - New Braunfels Avenue Bridge Feature
  • San Diego Bridges
  • Sargent - Swing Bridge
  • Sergovia 1938 Through Truss Bridge
  • Seguin - Miller Bridge or Weinot Bridge
  • Shiner - Bridge over Boggy Creek
  • Simmons - Nueces River old bridge
  • Smithville’s (2nd) Colorado River Bridge 1915-1950 Feature
  • Smithville’s (1st) Colorado River Bridge 1900
  • Soda Springs - Caldwell County CR130 Lenticular Bridge
  • Somerville Bridges
  • Spade - Closed bridge
  • Spofford - Three Railroad Bridges
  • Sterling City
  • Study Butte, Brewster County - bridge
  • Sugarloaf Bridge of Milam County Feature
  • Throckmorton Bridge
  • Throckmorton County - Clear Fork of the Brazos River Suspension Bridge Feature
  • The Trinity River Railroad Swing Bridge Feature
  • The Old Trinity River Highway Span Feature
  • Tilden
  • Tuleta - Medio Creek Bridge
  • Uvalde Railroad Bridge
  • Valley Wells Cemetery - Former Nueces River Bridge
  • Waco Bridges Feature
  • Waco - Waco Suspension Bridge c. 1870, Brazos River Feature
  • Waco - Waco Steel Bridge AKA The Washington Street Bridge, The Iron Bridge c. 1902, Brazos River Feature
  • Waller/Austin County Line - Brazos River Railroad Bridge Feature
  • Wallis Texas Brazos River Railroad Thru Truss Bridge Feature
  • Waxahachie
  • Weslaco - The Bridge to Rio Rico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Wharton - Colorado River Bridge, Wharton
  • Wied - Smothers Creek Through Truss Bridge
  • Wilson County - Mueller Bridge
  • Williamson County Through Truss Bridge on CR366 Feature
  • Williamson County CR366 Bridge
  • Williamson County Granger Lake - Hoxie & Friendship Bridges
  • Woodson Suspension Bridge
  • Building Bridges
  • Adventures in Bridge Excavations Feature
    by Bob Mohel
    "The Last of the True Road Hands"
  • "The Last of the True Road Hands" Feature
    The Bob Mohel Saga by John Troesser
  • Bridge Stories
  • County Bridges by David Knape
  • Ferries in East Texas by Bob Bowman
    Long before modern bridges were built to span rivers in East Texas, ferries were maintained at places where roads crossed streams that were not fordable.
  • Footbridge at Waller Creek by C. F. Eckhardt
  • The Upshur County Incident by George Lester
    There was a bridge just a few hundred yards from our house in Upshur County. It crossed a little creek then ran through the oil lease my father managed. It was so polluted nothing survived in it for very long...
  • "Playboy" Burns A Railroad Bridge by N. Ray Maxie
    "The burning of the Railroad Bridge was an arson case. It happened during the summer months of the mid 1970"s in southwest Houston..."
  • Bridges Across America
  • Four Bridges/Three States Photos Barclay Gibson
    Chevelon Canyon Bridge Winslow Arizona, Querino Canyon Bridge on Old Route 66 Houck Arizona, Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Redding California, and Yaquina Bay Bridge Newport Oregon.
  • Covered Bridgesby Ken Rudine
  • Vermont, Maple Surple and Covered Bridges
  • Mary's River Covered Bridge, Chester IL
  • Sandy Creek Covered Bridge, Goldman, MO
  • Bureau County Red Covered Bridge, Princeton IL
  • Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Springfield IL
  • Bridges of Madison County
  • Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge, Madison County
  • Kansas' Route 66 Bridge. Baxter Springs, Kansas TE Photos
  • Photos by Stephen Michaels:
  • Pollard Gulch, Whiskytown-Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Missoula, Montana
  • Texas Bridges Forum

    I was so sure I would find info on Vince's Bridge and its connection with Sam Houston and the Battle of San Jacinto - but nothing in your site. There has even been a neighborhood association in 1998 trying to restore that bridge. A marker put up by the DRT is located on N. Richy Street in Pasadena, 1 mile north of SH 225 (LaPorte Freeway) - a couple of blocks behind the circular-shaped Ramada Inn and among the army of railroad tank cars. I just thought this would make a great entry page for your site as to historic bridges in the state. - Roland Jary, Fort Worth, April 21, 2002

    Subject: Denton County Iron Bridges Hi, just wanted to say I like your site! I'm a big fan of old roads, old bridges, old towns churches etc, so your site is a great way for me to plan road trips!

    Your bridge page is great, but you should hve a link to Denton County Historic Iron Bridges My buddies and I often use them to string together a bike ride on county roads - we can cover 5-10 in one ride, depending on the route. - Scott Braden, Richardson TX, May 24, 2004
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