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San Antonio Zoo Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Bridge side view

Photo taken by Markus Haas in June 2011

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BH Photo #200441

Map 

Description 

This bridge carries the the San Antonio Zoo Railroad (known as the Brackenridge Park Railroad before 2001), an amusement ride that circles a portion of the park. The track gauge is only 24 inches, so this bridge is about the size of what would be used for a pedestrian walkway. The lengths and height listed are approximate.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over San Antonio River on San Antonio Zoo Railroad
Location
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956
Railroad
- San Antonio Zoo Railroad (SAZ)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.0 ft.
Also called
SAZ - San Antonio River Bridge
Brackenridge Park Railroad Bridge
The San Antonio Zoo Eagle Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.46170, -98.47093   (decimal degrees)
29°27'42" N, 98°28'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/551301/3259256 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Antonio East
Inventory number
BH 48862 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "San Antonio Zoo Railroad"
  • June 5, 2011: Added by Markus Haas

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Sources 

  • Markus Haas - markus [at] sweeet [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com