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Rutherford's Crossing Bridge

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Rutherford Rd. off FM 878, Waxahachie, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 26' 56.480928", -96° 44' 31.26534"
    Texas State
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    Constructed in 1919 by the Texas Bridge Company at a cost of $565.00, this Warren Pony truss bridge provided transportation across Red Oak Creek for area residents. Prior to the bridge's construction, the only way for people to cross the creek in this vicinity was by fording the waters, a task which often proved impossible due to bad weather and floods. A once-common bridge type, this structure is representative of early 20th century bridge building technology. It stands as a reminder of early transportation patterns in Ellis County.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Rutherford's Crossing Bridge Historical Marker Location Map, Waxahachie, Texas