The historic SH 332 truss bridge located in Brazoria County at the Brazos River was taken out of service upon completion of the new SH 332 bridge in 2010. In 2011, the county transferred responsibilities for the bridge to TxDOT. From 2011 to 2017, TxDOT reevaluated the needs and conditions for the truss bridge in compliance with Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Act, among other regulations, as required.
Since the truss bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 2010, maintenance was no longer required and funding is not available for future maintenance. Several structural issues have been noted and analyzed including section loss on steel truss members, severe rusting, paint failure, and bent members from previous impact damage when the bridge was open to traffic.
Communications and input will be conducted throughout the process and next steps include:
TxDOT Houston District
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, TX 77251-1386