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Abandoned UP - Brazos River Bridge (Simonton)

Photos 

BH Photo #210307

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Plans have been for the bridge to be incorporated in a hike and bike trail and a concrete bridge extends across the river, though no improvements have been made on the truss bridge's track bed.

Facts 

Overview
Camelback Through Truss bridge over Brazos River on railroad
Location
Simonton, Fort Bend County, Texas, and Austin County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Plans have been for the bridge to be incorporated in a hike and bike trail and a concrete bridge extends across the river, though no improvements have been made on the truss bridge's track bed.
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & New Orleans Railroad (TNO; T&NO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Single abandoned 260 ft Camelback Skewed Through Truss section.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 260.0 ft.
Total length: 1,200.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
SP - Brazos River Bridge (Simonton)
TNO - Brazos River Bridge (Simonton)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.67154, -96.02084   (decimal degrees)
29°40'18" N, 96°01'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/788341/3286102 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wallis
Inventory number
BH 49394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 22, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

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