Rating:
2 votes

UP - Rio Grande Bridge (S)

Photos 

View of Bridge Looking West

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #139604

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Rio Grande on Railroad (UP, nee SP)
Location
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Built 1917
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pratt deck truss with deck plate girder approach sections
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 184.0 ft.
Total length: 1,704.0 ft.
Also called
SP Rio Grande Bridge (S)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.78699, -106.52764   (decimal degrees)
31°47'13" N, 106°31'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/355365/3517841 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smeltertown
Elevation
3770 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 240720000104016 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 32973 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
24,000

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 19, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 30, 2014: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated design, dimensions and added street view
  • May 2, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • HAER TX-77 - Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge, Spanning Rio Grande at Southern Pacific Railroad, El Paso, El Paso County, TX
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Texas History - Bridge photo
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com