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The Plum Creek Bridge (Old TX3-A, US90/US183), Circa 1931

Images courtesy of Kevin Jackson from Houston. Taken August 19, 2005.

 
The State Highway 3-A Bridge at Plum Creek, also known as the US90-US183 Bridge at Plum Creek, is located just northwest of the US183 junction with IH10 near the town of Luling.

It was built by Williams, Grant, et al., Virginia Bridge & Iron Company, and was completed in 1931.

Although it is most commonly associated with US90 and US183 it was originally constructed and dedicated as part TX3-A. It took the US highway designations when many of our state highways became part of the US highway system.

The bridge was list as an Historic Structure (#96001107) on October 10, 1996.

This Terraserver image shows the bridge in active use in 1995.

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This map shows the location of the Plum Creek Bridge. This is an aerial view of the bridge.
 
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 Photo #1
 The dedication plaque on the southwest leg of the bridge.
 
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 Photo #2
 Approaching the bridge from the southwest.
 
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 Photo #3
 Getting closer. The road has been replaced with a sidewalk.
 
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 Photo #4
 Looking northwest at the bride
 
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 Photo #5
 The joint between the south concrete secondary bridge, and the main bridge.
 
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 Photo #6.
 A look at Plum Creek from the bridge.
 
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 Photo #7
 Looking northwest at the north concrete secondary bridge. This side is much longer than the
 south side
 
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 Photo #8
 Another view from the north secondary bridge.
 
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 Photo #9
 Looking southeast at the southern approach. Much of the original road still exists. The
 asphalt has been removed.
 
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