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Comal Creek Bridge, Spanning Comal Creek at Business Route 46, New Braunfels, Comal County, TX



B&W Photos

HB1114213
Decorative Pylon At End Of Approach From Se.

HB1114214
Retaining Walls Leading To Rr Overpass From Se.

HB1114215
Rr Overpass, From Se.

HB1114216
Detail, M-k-t Rr Logo Cast Into Concrete Bridge Structure, From Se.

HB1114217
Detail, Supports Fro Rr Overpass, From E.

HB1114218
Looking Nw Along Deck Of Bridge.

HB1114219
3/4 View From W.

HB1114220
View Of Deck From S, Looking N.

HB1114221
View Of Bridge From Creek Bed, From E.

HB1114222
Underside, From Nw.

HB1114223
Detail Of Railing, From E.

HB1114224
Detail Of Transition Between Rr Overpass And Se End Of Bridge, From E.

HB1114225
Builders' Plate At Se End Of Bridge.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Comal Creek at Business Route 46, New Braunfels, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TX-32
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N367).
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Significance: This reinforced concrete bridge and underpass complex features an urn-shaped balustrade and other decorative elements. Rock retaining walls were added later by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). As a principal thoroughfare serving traffic for nearby Landa Park, the structure's overall design announces an important civic space. The bridge is an interesting example of a statewide movement in the late 1920s to decrease automobile accidents at railroad grade crossings.

Related Names
Gilchrist, Gibb
Wickline, George
Morgan, J. G.
Bart Moore, Incorporated


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DECORATIVE PYLON AT END OF APPROACH FROM SE.
2. RETAINING WALLS LEADING TO RR OVERPASS FROM SE.
3. RR OVERPASS, FROM SE.
4. DETAIL, M-K-T RR LOGO CAST INTO CONCRETE BRIDGE STRUCTURE, FROM SE.
5. DETAIL, SUPPORTS FRO RR OVERPASS, FROM E.
6. LOOKING NW ALONG DECK OF BRIDGE.
7. 3/4 VIEW FROM W.
8. VIEW OF DECK FROM S, LOOKING N.
9. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM CREEK BED, FROM E.
10. UNDERSIDE, FROM NW.
11. DETAIL OF RAILING, FROM E.
12. DETAIL OF TRANSITION BETWEEN RR OVERPASS AND SE END OF BRIDGE, FROM E.
13. BUILDERS' PLATE AT SE END OF BRIDGE.


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