Originally constructed by Company 3804 of the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1936, this three-span vehicle bridge crosses Camp Creek below Cedar Lake inside the Cleburne State Park, which is located some 10 miles Southwest of the city of Cleburne.
The bridge’s two massive stone piers and abutments support the wooden beams and deck, making for a rustic appearance, belied by a sophisticated design and remarkably durable functionality.
The bridge rebuilding project was funded through Texas Department of Transportation state highway funds and federal off-system bridge replacement funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
A ribbon cutting for the renovated historic bridge is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. For more information, contact Cleburne State Park at (817) 645-4215.
Image courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife