Comal Creek Bridge, Spanning Comal Creek at Business Route 46, New Braunfels, Comal County, TX
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Spanning Comal Creek at Business Route 46, New Braunfels, TX
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
Morgan, J. G.
Bart Moore, Incorporated
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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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