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Steel Shots: A Historic Bridge
Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM.

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Hays Street Bridge has two steel spans, one with Whipple-Phoenix truss and the other with Pratt truss. It was built in the early 1880’s over the Nueces River, west of Uvalde. In 1910, it was relocated over the Union Pacific Railroad on Hays Street. It was recently nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (Ref# 12000787). Photo and description by: Atchyut Sappa

 

This photo of San Antonio’s Hays Street Bridge, taken by Atchyut Sappa, a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, received an Honorable Mention in AISC’s 2012 SteelDay Student Photo Contest.

 

The landmark bridge was nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places this past September. You can find an overview and history of the bridge at BridgeHunter.com, a website that features historic and notable bridges in the U.S. (Direct link to Hays Street Bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/tx/bexar/hays-st
reet/
) Currently a pedestrian and bicyle facility, it also has its own Facebook fan page with additional photos and updates.

 

You can view all of the winning photo entries from this year’s Student Photo Contest at www.aisc.org/StudentPhotoContest. We’re featuring them as Steel Shots on the MSC website throughout the fall.


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