South Lamar Boulevard Bridge (TX Loop 343)

South Lamar Boulevard Bridge (TX Loop 343)

The South Lamar Boulevard Bridge spans Lady Bird Lake (Colorado River) in Austin, Texas. The six span open-spandrel concrete arch crossing was constructed between 1940 to 1942 and was the second permanent bridge to cross the river in the city.


The South Lamar Boulevard Bridge carries TX Loop 343 across Lady Bird Lake (Colorado River) in Austin, Texas. The six span open-spandrel concrete arch crossing was constructed between 1940 to 1942 and was the second permanent bridge to cross the river in the city. 2 The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1994. 2


Information

  • State: Texas
  • Route:
  • Type: Open Spandrel Arch, Concrete Arch
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 659 feet
  • Main Span Length: 110 fee
  • Deck Width: 40 feet

Sources

  1. “Lamar Boulevard Bridge.” Historic Bridge Foundation. N.p., 2003. Web. 7 Nov. 2012.Article.
  2. James D. Pfluger Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Scribd. Web. 7 Nov. 2012. Report.
    1. American Association of State Highway Transporation Officials (AASHTO), Standard Specifications for  Highway Bridges, 16th Edition, 1996, with Interim Updates through 1998.
    2. American Association of State Highway Transporation Officials (AASHTO), Guide Specifications for  Design of Pedestrian Bridges, August 1997.3.
    3. American Association of State Highway Transporation Officials (AASHTO), Guide Specifications for  Horizontally Curved Highway Bridges, 1993, with Interim Updates through 1995.4.
    4. National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), “V-LOAD Analysis,” Highway Structures Design Handbook ,Volume 1, Chapter 12, pg. I/12/16, December 1996.5.
    5. Bridgesoft, Inc., “STLBRIDGE – Design of Continuous Steel Bridge Girders,” Omaha, Nebraska, 1997.6.
    6. Bridge Software Development International, Ltd. (BSDI), “Bridge-System (SM), 3D System,”Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, 1987.

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