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American Railroad/Central Canovanas - Puente Río Grande de Loíza

Map 

Description 

"One of the principal obstructions to building this extension was the replacement of the wooden bridge built by the Loiza Sugar Company over the Río Grande de Loíza river just west of the Canovanas mill. American Bridge Co. built this bridge for the railroad at a cost of $59,473, and made it dual-gauge (meter and 30″ gauge) to facilitate access by the Canovanas railway to its fields on the west shore of the river." - Ferrocarriles de Puerto Rico

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Río Grande de Loíza on American Railroad Co. of Puerto Rico/Central Canovanas Railroad
Location
Canóvanas, Canovanas, Puerto Rico
Status
Removed
History
Buil 1927
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- American Railroad Co. of Puerto Rico (ARR)
- Central Canovanas Railroad
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+18.39290, -65.91322   (decimal degrees)
18°23'34" N, 65°54'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
20/192181/2036126 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65053 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroad
  • December 27, 2014: Added by Luke