Hwy 83 Bridge of My Youth

Going as far back as I can remember, this bridge in Hwy 83 between Wellington and Shamrock, Texas has fascinated me. Several months back, I stopped and took some still pictures of it, and this month saw they were moving traffic over to the other side of the road and took the video.

Hwy 83 Bridge

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I have nothing against progress, but wanted to document something I’ve seen and driven over for 50+ years. It will be sad to see it torn down, but the Highway Department already had it restricted to one lane because of its narrowness.

A new full-size bridge will increase safety, especially at night.

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