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UP - Trinity River Bridge (Rochester Park)

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Photo taken by Patrick Feller

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Trinity River on Railroad (UP)
Location
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & New Orleans Railroad (TNO; T&NO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.72834, -96.75505   (decimal degrees)
32°43'42" N, 96°45'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/710376/3623399 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oak Cliff
Inventory number
BH 56246 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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UP Trinity River Bridge
Posted May 14, 2013, by jayhawk

It looks like one pier is much older than the other two - I wonder if one pier needed to be replaced, but the bridge couldn't be closed for the repair. The railroad then built two piers around the old one, jacked up the bridge, demolished the old pier, and installed the plate girders so the original connection rests on them.

I really wonder if that would be cheaper than building a new bridge...

UP Trinity River Bridge
Posted May 14, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This appears to be a very unusual reuse of a truss. You gotta hand it to the railroads--they get the train across the river! I wonder what the story is on this one.