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Choctaw Creek Bridge, Spanning Choctaw Creek, Bells, Grayson County, TX



B&W Photos

HB1117074
General View Of Choctaw Creek Bridge, West Approach, Looking East.

HB1117075
General View Of Choctaw Creek Bridge, North Side, Looking Southeast.

HB1117076
View Of Choctaw Creek Bridge, West Towers And Approach, Looking North.

HB1117077
View Of Choctaw Creek Bridge, East Towers And Approach, Looking Northeast.

HB1117078
View Of Choctaw Creek Bridge, Lower Tower Connection And Cross Bracing, Looking West.

HB1117079
View Of Choctaw Creek Bridge, Deck Connections, Looking North.

HB1117080
View Of Choctaw Creek Bridge, Upper Tower Connections, Looking North.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Choctaw Creek, Bells vicinity, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TX-85
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N529).
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Significance: The Choctaw Creek Bridge is the only known surviving example of a Greer patent suspension bridge. It is also part of a much larger population of suspension bridges that once existed throughout north central Texas.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Bridges


Related Names
Greer, William H. C.
Pedigo, Jerry
Bernal, Juan
Wenhai, Li, Field Team
Brown, Mark M., Historian
Harms, Bruce A., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF CHOCTAW CREEK BRIDGE, WEST APPROACH, LOOKING EAST.
2. GENERAL VIEW OF CHOCTAW CREEK BRIDGE, NORTH SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
3. VIEW OF CHOCTAW CREEK BRIDGE, WEST TOWERS AND APPROACH, LOOKING NORTH.
4. VIEW OF CHOCTAW CREEK BRIDGE, EAST TOWERS AND APPROACH, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
5. VIEW OF CHOCTAW CREEK BRIDGE, LOWER TOWER CONNECTION AND CROSS BRACING, LOOKING WEST.
6. VIEW OF CHOCTAW CREEK BRIDGE, DECK CONNECTIONS, LOOKING NORTH.
7. VIEW OF CHOCTAW CREEK BRIDGE, UPPER TOWER CONNECTIONS, LOOKING NORTH.


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