Thursday, May 7, 2009

217 - Out of Date

The remains of the old bridge on FM3286 still stand beside the (much wider & safer) new bridge. I wish they could have left it available for foot traffic and the many bicycle races that come through this way. There are "No Fishing From Bridge" signs on the new one; the old one would have been ideal for that!

Right after the top layers were removed, and one section of girders, the construction crew abandoned the site. (Although yesterday, it looked like they may have returned--after two months--or it could be a new crew. Rumors are that the old crew ran out of money and shut down, but I don't know how much truth there is to that. Rumors fill any informational void!)

Anyway, Out Of Date seemed to fit the old bridge, which was built when Lake Lavon was filled, back in 1953 (that bridge was as old as me!). It was narrow two lane, with absolutely NO shoulder. Where the yellow outside line was, the bridge rail was an inch away, and the bridge was a mile long! Could get scary sometimes!! I'm glad it's gone! (Well, sort of gone.)


  1. That would be a great use of a "dated" bridge - maybe you should suggest it! Great picture!!

  2. Looks like a good place to take a walk, if no cars were allowed on it...kind of like the old bridge that used to connect all the Keys down in Florida.

  3. One can never tell what happened but it's too bad it didn't get finished. Interesting commentary.