Texas Historic Bridge

Texas Historic Bridge (HM27WP)

Location: Llano, TX 78643 Llano County
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N 30° 45.113', W 98° 40.55'

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Roy B. Inks Bridge

Named for a former mayor of Llano, the Roy B. Inks Bridge was built in 1936 to carry State Highway 29 (now State Highway 16) over the Llano River. The Inks Bridge replaced an earlier 1892 truss bridge at this location, which had been swept away by a 42-foot flood crest on June 14, 1935. the Hayden-Cartwright act provided emergency relief funding to replace this and other bridges lost
during the catastrophic flooding 0f 1935.

The Inks Bridge was designed by the Texas Highway Department's Bridge Division during the fall of 1935. It is composed of four 200-foot Parker truss spans resting on concrete "cutwater" piers. The construction contract was awarded to the Austin Bridge Company in January of 1936, and the new bridge was opened to traffic on September 16, 1936.

The bridge features the original west side pedestrian walkway with lattice railings and all-riveted construction typical of the 1930s. In 2006, the Texas Department of Transportation added a new, wider pedestrian walkway to the east side in conjunction with this bridge rehabilitation project.
HM NumberHM27WP
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTexas Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 531026 N 3402149
Decimal Degrees30.75188333, -98.67583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 45.113', W 98° 40.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 45' 6.78" N, 98° 40' 33" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)915, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-310 TX-71, Llano TX 78643, US
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