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Historic US90 - Pecos River Crossing
1957 Bridge - Current Photos

Technically this bridge is not abandoned, but I wanted to include it in this section so you would have the complete story of this area. See 1957 Bridge - Construction Photos for photos taken in 1957 or Old Bridge Photos to see images of the washed out original bridge and temporary bridge.


This is one of the three dedication plaques for the bridge. This one is one the west end of the bridge. The others are on the east end and on a pedestal on the east end approach. It reads...

PECOS RIVER BRIDGE

IN MEMORY OF

McCLOUD B. HODGES

DISTRICT ENGINEER

1933-1934 AND 1950-1956

TEXAS STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

SERVED THE DEPARTMENT OVER 35 YEARS
A LEADER IN PROMOTING THIS BRIDGE

ERECTED BY
DEL RIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AND
OLD SPANISH TRAIL ASSOCIATION
1957

 

Approaching the bridge from the west. This photo is about 20 yards east of the location where the old highway splits off from the current alignment. For photos of the old highway on the west bank see the following pages. Down Page 1, Down Page 2, Up Page 1 and Up Page 2.
 

Standing at the end of the west side of the bridge. Just beyond the curve in the distance is the cut-off for the old road on the east bank.
 

The signs at the end of the west side. What is interesting is the "No Diving..." sign is replaced with a "No Fishing..." sign on the east end. A photo of the east end signs is below. There is a picnic area on the east bank for visitors. It can be seen at the far right of the photo. The "No Parking..." signs aren't even the same color.
 

A look down at the old road from the bridge. This section of the old road leads up to the current highway. The picnic area is just off the right side of the photo.
 

Another view from the bridge. This time looking at the section which leads down to the river.
 

A view at the east end of the bridge from the old road on the west bank.
 

A look at the bridge from the picnic area along the old road.
 

Another view...this time under the bridge looking east.
 

Same location looking west.
 

One more...looking east along the south side of the bridge. Here you can also see the conduit for fiber optic cable running up the leg of the bridge.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

Looking from the west bank side you can see the fiber optic conduit running along the south side of the bridge.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

The same conduit on the east bank side.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

The signs on the east end of the bridge.
 

A look west from the east end of the bridge. The old road is just visable to the right.
 

A look west along the south side of the bridge. The photo was shot from the edge of the cliff on the east bank.
 

Looking down river from the bridge you can where the road approached both sides of the river. The west bank is on the right, the east bank is on the left. The hills in the distance are in Mexico. There is a better photo in the East bank pages.  

A view from the picnic area on the east bank.
 

Looking upstream from the bridge.
 

The Historical Marker and a sign at the picnic area.
 

 
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