The Waco Suspension Bridge

The Waco Suspension Bridge (HM1S92)

Location: Waco, TX 76704 McLennan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 33.726', W 97° 7.584'

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In 1866 the Waco Bridge Company was granted a 25 year charter to build a toll bridge here. The charter guaranteed that no other bridge or ferry could be built within five miles. Construction began in 1868 and, after much financial difficulty, was finished in 1870. Bridge traffic included wagons, pedestrians, and cattle herds. Special rates were given to heavy users. From 1875 to 1889 the public agitated for a free bridge, but the company retained its monopoly. Then, in 1889, the bridge was sold to McLennan County which gave it to the city of Waco as a free bridge.
HM NumberHM1S92
Marker Number5448
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 677821 N 3493421
Decimal Degrees31.56210000, -97.12640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.726', W 97° 7.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 43.56" N, 97° 7' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)817, 254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Waco Suspension Bridge, Waco TX 76704, US
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