Title Bar: Put the Money Under the Rubber, The Texas Highway Department 1917-1968, from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

 

Photos from Memorandum for Captain J.D. Fauntleroy, Report of Observation of Bankhead Highway Transcontinental Convoy, August 25, 1920

These photographs are presented with their original captions.

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Wooden bridge on route of convoy

Wooden bridge on route of convoy

Cutting floor stringers and removing center bent. Resulting in timber dip across draw. (As the report explains, the engineers tore up the flooring of this bridge, cut off the stringers, and allowed the structure to collapse on to the dry creek bed below. The convoy proceeded over the resulting "timber dip.")

 

Sample conditions found by the convoy

Type of wooden bridge repaired by engineer unit of convoy.

Sample of conditions found on route of convoy. Bent post underscoured.

Light machine shop detouring around a culvert

Light machine shop mounted on a truck making detour around small culvert through side ditch.

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Memoranda for Captain J.D. Fauntleroy, Report of Observation of Bankhead Highway Transcontinental Survey, August 25, 1920. Bureau of Public Roads, Fort Worth Office, Texas Highway Department Records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives. #2002/101-6

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