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Texas historic bridges

Metal bridge crosswalk

Adopt a historic bridge

The Historic Bridge Legacy Program makes certain historic bridges available for public use once TxDOT engineers determine the bridges can no longer carry vehicular traffic.

Learn how to adopt a historic bridge
Truss walking bridge over scenic quicksand

Historic bridge owners

Tools from TxDOT bridge engineers and historians to help owners of the state’s historic bridges.

Discover tools to help you with your historic bridge
Historic Piano Bridge Fayette County

A brief history of metal truss bridges in Texas

Metal truss bridges are increasingly old and rare in Texas, though hundreds are now in parks, hike-and-bike trails, or bypassed along the side of the road.

Giving old bridges new life

When historic bridges start aging, some can be rehabilitated for continued use, while others find new life in a park or as pedestrian bridges. Read successful stories below.

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