TxDOT's multi-year planning process for all historic bridges in the state integrates:
Challenges for historic bridges include new demands driven by evolving economic development needs, changing population in rural areas and demands on public funding. TxDOT strives to involve many points of view in efforts to assess and plan for a historic bridge’s potential future.
Sometimes a bridge can be successfully rehabbed for ongoing vehicular service, such as the recent Piano Bridge project completed in partnership with Fayette County. Sometimes a bridge can be successfully adapted for a new use, such as San Antonio’s Hays Street bridge adaption as a hike-and-bike facility.
Learn more about bridge management plans in our newsletters:
Historic Bridge Resources:
Bridge Success Stories:
|Metal Truss Toolkits for Local Governments|
|After Bridge Inspections|
|After Impact Damage|
|Best Maintenance Practices|
Postwar Historic Bridges
More than 100 of these bridges are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) for their historic and engineering significance.