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Old Alton Bridge
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Old Alton Bridge
Nearest city Copper Canyon, Texas
Area less than one acre
Built 1884 (1884)
Architect King Iron & Bridge Manufacturing Co.
Architectural style Pratt through-truss bridge
NRHP reference No. 88000979
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 8, 1988

Old Alton Bridge is a historic iron through-truss bridge connecting the Texas cities of Denton and Copper Canyon. It was built in 1884.

It originally carried horses and later automobiles over Hickory Creek at a location that once was a popular ford for crossing cattle. The bridge takes its name from the abandoned community of Alton, which between 1850-1856 was the seat of Denton County.

Locally, the bridge is known as "Goatman's Bridge", due to a legendary demonic folk legend of the same name, who is popularly believed to live in the forest surrounding the area.


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