San Gabriel River Bridges – Georgetown TX

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Description

The bridges over the north and south forks of the San Gabriel River in Georgetown, Texas are identical designs of a cantilevered-suspended span type bridge, where a steel unit is placed between cantilevered arms projecting beyond the main supports of the bridge.The Texas Highway Department designed the bridges, and the state and the United States Bureau of Public Roads provided funding. Contractor Dean Word built the two 367-foot long bridges between 1939 and 1940. The bridges carry four lanes of traffic on North Austin Avenue and are the main north-south route over the rivers into the business section of Georgetown.

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Bridge NRHP eligibility reports
http://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7pFUifC47Y0Sy1ZUG5palhheG8/edit
http://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7pFUifC47Y0YTVNN0NZVUo0Y2c/edit

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on May 24, 2016.

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Location Info


100-300 blocks of North Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX

Coordinates: 30.642897, -97.678166

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