Main Street Bridges

Main Street Bridges (HMJD4)

Location: Salado, TX 76571 Bell County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 56.593', W 97° 32.242'

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A number of bridges have been built over Salado Creek on Main Street since 1870. After the town of Salado was laid out in 1859, citizens crossed the creek using various combinations of rocks and logs. When local citizens and students at Salado College began to demand that a proper bridge be constructed across the creek, town officials voted to issue bonds to fund the project.

The first bridge, built in 1868-69, was constructed by local volunteers. The cable wire suspension footbridge, with cedar crossbars and a wooden plank floor, was destroyed in a 1900 flood.

The second bridge, a larger structure which would accommodate wagon as well as foot travel, was an iron bridge built by the King Bridge Company in 1892. Located a few yards west of the suspension footbridge, it rested on piers of rock and mortar, and was destroyed in a flood in 1913. Replaced a year later, the duplicate bridge was washed away in a 1921 flood.

A concrete bridge was built across the creek in 1922. Anchored with reinforced steel set into the rock creek bed, it proved to be a more permanent solution than previous efforts to bridge the stream and continues to be a focal point in the town.
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HM NumberHMJD4
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Marker Number3189
Year Placed1986
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 639721 N 3424226
Decimal Degrees30.94321667, -97.53736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.593', W 97° 32.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 35.58" N, 97° 32' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 380 S Main St, Salado TX 76571, US
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