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Bone Crossing Bridge, Spanning Cowhouse Creek at County Route 137, Gatesville, Coryell County, TX



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Item Title
Bone Crossing Bridge, Spanning Cowhouse Creek at County Route 137, Gatesville, Coryell County, TX

Location
Spanning Cowhouse Creek at County Route 137, Gatesville, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TX-29
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N364).
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1995
Part of building/structure is in Temple, Bell County, TX.
Significance: The Bone Crossing Bridge is an early example of a bridge designed by Austin Brothers, Dallas, a major Texas bridge builder during this period. It is also a well-preserved example of the once-common Warren pony truss. In 1995 the bridge was moved to the Early Day Tractor and Engine Association fairgrounds, where it complements a collection of antique agricultural machinery.

Related Names
Austin Brothers


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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