BNSF Santa Margarita River Bridge
This historic bridge is being 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.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Santa Margarita River on BNSF/MTSD/Amtrak
- San Diego County, California
- Open, but about to be demolished
- Future prospects
- A replacement bridge is being built alongside. When complete, this bridge will be removed.
- Originally built in 1918, but the center span was washed out ina flood and replaced in 1926
- Pratt through truss
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)
- 10 ft. above sea level
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 53712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- 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
- Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com