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[Z. Wiggs' Crew Building a Bridge]

Description: Z. Wiggs' crew building a bridge on Justin, Ponder, Krum Road located south of present-day Highway 380 between the Santa Fe railroad overpass and Ponder. "The Justin-Ponder-Krum Road in 1913 being graveled, having bridge built by the Z. Wiggs crew. This bridge is South of the present day state highway 380 between the Santa Fe Overpass & Ponder"
Date: 1913
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Postcard of Cotton Palace Park Bridge]

Description: Postcard of a wooden bridge at Cotton Palace Park in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. L.D. Ormsly in Keyport, New Jersey and says "Dear Mama, Traveling over the worst roads I ever saw. In fact they are no roads half the time, have only 1-- miles of good roads to go now to D. Love Donn."
Date: June 24, 1913
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis


Description: Patent for metal road culvert improvements. Light weight, but sturdy, interlocking metal sheets are used. They can be stacked for cheaper and easier shipping. The culvert allows large amounts of water to flow through.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new Railroad-Signal invention. The Railroad-Signal functions as an improved device for alerting locomotive engineers that an upcoming bridge is broken, flooded, or on fire.
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Waddle, Calvin H. & Roberston, Everett C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Bridges Over Brazos River]

Description: Postcard of the Texas Electric Railway Bridge (left) and the Waco Suspension Bridge (right) over the Brazos River during a flood with some trees and buildings visible in the background.
Date: December 4, 1913
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis