SH 332 Historic Truss Bridge at the Brazos River


The historic SH 332 truss bridge, spanning the Brazos River in Brazoria County, was replaced in 2010 with the construction of a new bridge. In 2011, an agreement between TxDOT and local agencies to rehabilitate the bridge for pedestrian use was terminated at the request of the local government. 

From 2011 to 2017, TxDOT reevaluated the truss bridge in conjunction with input from local citizens, state and federal agencies in accordance with required regulations, including Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Act.

Current Conditions

Since being closed to vehicular traffic in 2010, no maintenance has been performed on the bridge as funding is unavailable for bridges not in use for vehicular traffic. During subsequent bridge inspections, several structural issues have been noted include: section loss on steel truss members, severe rusting, paint failure, and bent members from previous impact damage when the bridge was open to traffic.

Alternative Analysis

  • No build
  • Rehabilitate the historic SH 332 truss bridge for use as a one-way pair with the new SH 332 bridge
  • Rehabilitate the historic SH 332 truss bridge for two-way vehicular traffic
  • Rehabilitate the historic SH 332 truss bridge for pedestrian use
  • Make the historic SH 332 truss bridge into a monument
  • Demolish the historic SH 332 truss bridge

Next Steps

Communications and input will be conducted throughout the process and next steps include:

  • Document and consider feedback – throughout 2018
  • Conduct public hearing – Summer 2018

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