Stephenville Crossing Bridge, Spanning Leon River at County Route No. 176 (Moved to Private Road south of State Route 71, Briarcliff vicinity, Travis county), Hamilton, Hamilton County, TX
Significance: This pin-connected Pratt through truss is a surviving example of a standard roadway bridge used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Stephenville Crossing Bridge features ornate decoration on the portal struts and it is one of the better examples of pin-connected Pratt through truss construction in Texas. Fabricated by a national bridge building company, this bridge was probably once common to the American built environment. Before relocation in 1996, it was one of four remaining bridges employing a pin-connected Pratt through truss in Hamilton County.
Survey number: HAER TX-57
Building/structure dates: 1897 Initial Construction