The Waco Suspension Bridge

The Waco Suspension Bridge (HMM60)

Location: Waco, TX 14830 McLennan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 33.637', W 97° 7.659'

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In 1866 the Waco Bridge Company was granted a 25 year charter to build a toll bridge here. The charter guaranteed that no other bridge or ferry could be built within five miles. Construction began in 1868 and, after much financial difficulty, was finished in 1870. Bridge traffic included wagons, pedestrians, and cattle herds. Special rates were given to heavy users. From 1875 to 1889 the public agitated for a free bridge, but the company retained its monopoly. Then, in 1889, the bridge was sold to McLennan County which gave it to the city of Waco as a free bridge.
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HM NumberHMM60
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 677706 N 3493255
Decimal Degrees31.56061667, -97.12765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.637', W 97° 7.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 38.22" N, 97° 7' 39.54" W
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Area Code(s)607
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47-57 Waco Suspension Bridge, Waco TX 14830, US
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