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The Possum Kingdom Masonry Arch Bridge

Palo Pinto County
State Rte 16 at the Brazos River
One mile downstream from the Morris Sheppard Dam
Roughly 11 miles W of Graford via Hwy 254
14 miles SE of Graham
24 miles NW of Palo Pinto

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Possum Kingdom Tx StateHighway 16 Stone Arch Bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2004
Eighteen spans of cut limestone comprise this WPA project that is said to be the finest examples of roadwork under that Federal program.

The bridge was constructed from 1940 through 1942 and is 433 feet long, making it the longest of its type in Texas. State engineers designed the bridge to withstand flooding and release of water from the Morris Sheppard Dam, although it has been covered by water on several occasions.
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