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Location DB > United States > Texas > Cleburne > Old Brazos Point Bridge
Old Brazos Point Bridge
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created by wings2fly on 11/22/2011 8:20 PM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 6/23/2014 3:53 PM
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gotta really be determined and follow the google directions to a tee, but it's worth the trip.....we plan to go back next spring for a camping excursion, and maybe some paddling!

[2X: Its an old iron truss highway bridge, 800ft long more or less that was riveted together and features an asphalt decking on large poured concrete supports]
 Basic Information
Type: bridge over the Brazos River, built in 1915
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
along side what is now known as Brazos Point Rd.
Cleburne, Texas
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • only because it's a river!
  •  Interesting Features
    There were 2 markers in honor of someones came all the way from Wylie, Texas
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1915
    Closed: 2000
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  • curiousity and intrest in history
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    Known as "The Queen Bridge over the Brazos"

    [2X edit: There's a lot of old stories and history. It was a lot more trouble to go to Cleburne prior to this bridge being built, if the water was up you just didn't go. Braden's Camp was located here, it was a fishing camp when auto-tourism was on the rise. For a couple bits you could park, pitch your tent, buy bait and fish till your hearts content. There was actually a town named Brazos Point not far from here, this is listed in the Texas Escapes ghost town website. For years local thrill-seekers would dive from the bridge. If the water level was up, you risked being swept away by the very strong current, if the water level was low, you risked hitting the bottom. An old rope, remnant from a rope swing once hung from the bridge super structure on the north side. Several old legends surround the bridge, none of which are in print, see Jack Carlton's book if you can find a copy. Ive looked for information about the roadside memorials on the bridge too, don't know if they were swimming accidents suicides or what but there are at least two accounts of people jumping to their death here.]
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    New perspective on the old bridge
    Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014
    posted by Explorer Zero
    The true story of Brazos Bill
    Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014
    posted by Explorer Zero
    Finding the old bridge
    Tue, Nov 22nd, 2011
    posted by wings2fly

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    Bridge to somewhere
    Thu, Jun 23rd, 2011
    posted by Explorer Zero
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    The Queen
    Tue, Nov 22nd, 2011
    posted by wings2fly
    14 pictures

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    Content Quality 9 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/25/2014 9:24 AM.

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  • on Jun 25 14 at 9:24, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 24 14 at 12:24, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Brazos dogs paddling
  • on Jun 24 14 at 12:23, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Downstream w/dogs & daughter
  • on Jun 24 14 at 12:22, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Dueling bridges 2009
  • on Jun 24 14 at 12:21, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Brazos gar 1979
  • on Jun 24 14 at 12:19, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture River monsters
  • on Jun 24 14 at 12:19, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture River monsters
  • on Jun 24 14 at 12:18, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Give me a sign
  • on Jun 23 14 at 23:56, Explorer Zero updated a story
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