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MKT - Mill Creek Bridge

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Abandoned MKT Railroad Bridge

Steel Frame remains intact however floor deck is gone. Creek is about 30 foot below bridge.

Photo taken by Mark Wiley in February 2011

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BH Photo #193744

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Description 

This Bridge was Built by the MKT railroad around 1933. This is among 4 other structures intact along this mainline that stretched from Dallas to Hillsboro Texas. Rails were lifted around 1995.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on MKT Railroad
Location
Milford, Ellis County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1933
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 25.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Also called
Katy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.12885, -96.93731   (decimal degrees)
32°07'44" N, 96°56'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/694577/3556581 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Italy
Inventory number
BH 48147 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 27, 2014: Added by Chris Cates
  • March 20, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected name
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 16, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added stream name
  • February 16, 2011: Added by Mark Wiley

Sources 

  • Mark Wiley
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Chris Cates - chriscates1 [at] hotmail [dot] com