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Author Topic: Belton, TX: Long-Gone Bridge on OLD US 81 Being Replaced  (Read 2793 times)


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Re: Belton, TX: Long-Gone Bridge on OLD US 81 Being Replaced
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 10:04:09 AM »

Which of the I-35 Service Roads is the Old US 81? The one with the new looking bridge (GSV) or the one with the older bridge hugged up against I-35?
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Re: Belton, TX: Long-Gone Bridge on OLD US 81 Being Replaced
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 02:48:58 PM »

Which of the I-35 Service Roads is the Old US 81? The one with the new looking bridge (GSV) or the one with the older bridge hugged up against I-35?

I'm assuming neither. Toll Bridge Rd has old embankments for a bridge though.

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Re: Belton, TX: Long-Gone Bridge on OLD US 81 Being Replaced
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 09:19:26 PM »

Which of the I-35 Service Roads is the Old US 81? The one with the new looking bridge (GSV) or the one with the older bridge hugged up against I-35?

I'm assuming neither. Toll Bridge Rd has old embankments for a bridge though.

The Street View is from May 2015 and shows construction on Toll Bridge Road at the river.
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Re: Belton, TX: Long-Gone Bridge on OLD US 81 Being Replaced
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 11:59:15 AM »

There was an old Whipple-Truss bridge here from the 1900's which
had been restored in the 1990's. It collapsed in 2006 after having been struck in a single-vehicle collision. Luckily someone catalogued the old bridge:

http://www.pbase.com/photos_by_moon/tollbridgebell
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