Fort Griffin Brazos River Bridge

NE of Fort Griffin, Fort Griffin, Texas

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Description 

The Fort Griffin Iron Truss Bridge is the oldest functioning bridge in Shackelford County, Texas, and one of the state's oldest remaining trusses. It is also the last remaining pin-connected Pratt through truss in the county. Because it has survived with few alterations, the Fort Griffin Iron Truss Bridge is a remarkably intact example of an early metal truss bridge in Texas. Built to accommodate traffic between the county seats at Albany and Throckmorton, the bridge cuts through what used to Fort Griffin, a military checkpoint and cattle town. The Fort Griffin Iron Truss Bridge was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER TX-63)

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 1979
Reference number
79003006
Architectural style
Other architectural type; through Pratt truss
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1885

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