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Piano Bridge

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1885. Piano Bridge Rd., west of FM 1383
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

One of the few remaining iron bridges in Fayette County, Piano Bridge is a narrow, eighty-foot Pratt through-truss structure. The bridge was prefabricated by the King Bridge Company in Ohio and shipped by rail as a kit. It filled the need for a low-cost stream crossing for rural farming communities to bring their goods to market. This bridge was rehabilitated in 2012 by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Piano Bridge", [Schulenburg, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 89-89.

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