US 80 Bridge - Kayaking Trails

US 80 Bridge - Kayaking Trails


The US 83 Bridge at the Salt Fork of the Red River, bringing US 83 across the Salt Fork Red River near Wellington, Texas, was a truss bridge built in 1939. It was the location of a near capture of Bonnie and Clyde, whose car plunged into the river. Upon their being rescued, local sheriff's staff were held up by Bonnie. It was a work of the Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. and it was a work of the Texas Department of Transportation. It is a Parker through truss bridge. It has also been denoted CG0031-03-002. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. The truss bridge brings the two-lane-wide north-bound side of US 83 over the river; it presumably originally was the only bridge and carried one southbound and one northbound lane. It was slated for demolition in early 2012, and the replacement bridge was completed in early 2013.

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2.5 km
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