On many occasions we have had contracts to replace existing antique truss bridges with new bridges. In many cases, the truss bridge that is being replaced is still usable in other applications with minor or no repairs.
Whenever possible, we try to salvage these historic bridges, and save a piece of Texas roadway history. Over the years we have sold and installed almost 20 historical steel truss bridges.
The availability of these bridge and our ability to obtain more has dwindled due to TxDOT policy changes. At this time we have three bridges ranging from 50 to 70 feet long.
EMCO can transport the bridge to a new location and set it in place. We can design and construct any type of supports if necessary. We will provide the bridge load rating as determined by a structural engineer. We can leave the finish of the bridge as is, or we can prep and paint the structure a color of your choosing. These bridges are excellent candidates for light duty requirements such as:
- Pedestrian bridges
- Ranch / Hunting Lease property
- Hike and Bike trails
The bridges displayed on this page show the truss bridges that we have available for sale. If you have an interest in having an historic truss bridge on your property, please call to confirm availability and pricing of our current inventory.