- Sweetwater, TX
- Site Type:
- Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Funding, Bureau of Public Roads (BPR)
- Gibb Gilchrist
- W. R. West
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway and Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Overpass is a two-lane reinforced-concrete highway bridge that conveys West Broadway Street over railroad tracks in downtown Sweetwater.
The Texas Highway Department in cooperation with the United States Bureau of Public Roads provided the design and financing for the bridge in 1935. The design includes ornate detailing in concrete along the railings and concrete light standards along each side of the bridge,
The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure to the Sweetwater Commercial Historic District on June 7, 1984.
Source notesNRHP Nomination Form - Sweetwater Commercial Historic District Plaque on Bridge
Site originally submitted by Larry Moore on November 9, 2015.
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