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UP - Dow Barge Canal Drawbridge

Photo 

Fixed bridge that replaced the drawbridge at this location

Photo taken by Patrick Feller in December 2014

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BH Photo #309987

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Dow Barge Canal on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Freeport Subdivision
Location
Brazoria County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Also called
Former Dow Barge Canal Railroad Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.99071, -95.36988   (decimal degrees)
28°59'27" N, 95°22'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/269117/3209271 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeport
Inventory number
BH 64900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Brazoria County, Texas (24)
Dow Barge Canal (2)
Lost (25,024)
Movable (2,990)
Owned by railroad (12,504)
Railroad (15,612)
Replaced by new bridge (16,813)
Texas (2,476)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,375)
Vertical lift (420)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

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Dow Barge Canal Drawbridge
Posted December 19, 2020, by Wbchloe (whbroadw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Do the infamous canal bridge near the intersection of FM523 and TX332 in Oyster Creek. Many locals know about that bridge because several people missed the bridge overnight and went missing into the canal, when they were discovered at the bottom sometime in the early 1980's, some after years being missing. A new bridge had to be built to straighten out the curve to prevent further accidents.