The Bridges of (South) Milam County
Rockdale Reporter - May 26, 2011
TxDoT chooses ‘restore’ option for landmark
It appears the nearly-century-old Worley Bridge will remain serving County Road 428
motorists well into another century.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has chosen an option to restore the now-
closed bridge, rather than build a new one at another location, a choice endorsed
Monday by the Milam County commissioners court.
TxDOT estimated the cost of restoration at $970,000 with the county contributing
$70,000. Cost of converting Worley Bridge to a foot bridge was put at $400,000, not
including the cost of building a new bridge.
Projection is for the bridge to reopen in three years.
South Milam County once had many historic bridges but those have dwindled in recent
decades as the demands of modern transportation have rendered them obsolete.
Two of the surviving structures are pictured here although neither carries vehicular