North San Gabriel River Bridge, Spanning North Fork of San Gabriel River at Busine, Georgetown, Williamson County, TX
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Spanning North Fork of San Gabriel River at Busine, Georgetown, TX
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER TX-97
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N567).
Building/structure dates: 1939 initial construction
Significance: A continuous bridge with a suspended span. The unique steel picket fence has a ring motif. Identical to the South San Gabriel River Bridge, except for some variation in the number of I-beams. The bridges are examples of an obsolete bridge technology. Replacing metal trusses at the same locations, the bridges served the needs of a rapidly expanding community; demonstrated the state's progress as it prepared for its Centennial; and met requirements of the nation's strategic defense program.
Texas Highway Department
Texas Department Of Transportation
Hardman, Peggy, Historian
Harms, Bruce, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH SAN GABRIEL RIVER BRIDGE, NORTH APPROACH, LOOKING SOUTH.
GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH SAN GABRIEL RIVER BRIDGE, EAST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH SAN GABRIEL RIVER BRIDGE, NORTH ABUTMENT, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
VIEW OF NORTH SAN GABRIEL RIVER BRIDGE, FLOOR SYSTEM AND LATERAL BRACING, LOOKING SOUTH.
DETAIL OF NORTH SAN GABRIEL RIVER BRIDGE, CANTILEVER SPAN CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL OF NORTH SAN GABRIEL RIVER BRIDGE, PICKET HAND RAIL, LOOKING WEST.
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