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BNSF - Santa Margarita River Bridge

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BNSF - Santa Margarita River Bridge

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Description 

This historic bridge was replaced by a double track concrete trestle. It is highly visible as it is in between the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5. It still sports its "Ship and travel Santa Fe" slogan and is one of very few truss bridges in San Diego County.

The bridge was demolished in early January, 2014, as part of the LOSSAN Santa Margarita Project.

For more info on the upgrade visit: http://keepsandiegomoving.com/Lossan/lossan-santa-margarita....

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Santa Margarita River on BNSF/MTSD/Amtrak
Location
San Diego County, California
Status
Demolished
History
Originally built in 1918, but the center span was washed out in a flood and replaced in 1926; Replaced 2014
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Amtrak California (CDTX)
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTSD)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 720.0 ft.
Also called
ATSF Santa Margarita River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.23548, -117.40642   (decimal degrees)
33°14'08" N, 117°24'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/462134/3677466 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oceanside
Elevation
10 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 53712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 16, 2014: Updated by Alex Lewis: Bridge was demolished around 1/27/14.
  • December 30, 2013: Updated by Jann Mayer: Changes status to reflect upcoming demolition
  • February 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Amtrak"
  • September 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "San Diego Metropolitan Transit System", "Railroad", "Amtrak", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway"
  • September 29, 2012: Added by Jann Mayer

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Alex Lewis
  • Geoff Hubbs