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Ranch Road Cottonwood Creek Bridge

Photo 

Old Dublin Rd Pony Truss

Photo taken by aaron leibold

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BH Photo #248022

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cottonwood Creek on Ranch Road
Location
Erath County, Texas
Status
Open to private traffic
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
MKT - Cottonwood Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.06802, -98.22821   (decimal degrees)
32°04'05" N, 98°13'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/572846/3548236 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexander
Inventory number
BH 55450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Erath County, Texas (32)
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (152)
Open (36,583)
Owned by railroad (9,824)
Pony truss (15,051)
Rail-to-road (280)
Railroad (13,091)
Texas (2,234)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,439)
Truss (29,445)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited info per forum comment.
  • February 4, 2013: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Old Dublin Rd. Pony Truss
Posted November 21, 2015, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge and the through truss to the east were on the old Texas Central / MKT Railroad, not a highway. Both are on private property and have been converted to a ranch road.