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UP - Brazos River Bridge (Richmond)

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235176

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Brazo River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas
Status
Open
History
Closed after being damaged by flooding in 2016
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & New Orleans Railroad (TNO; T&NO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.58499, -95.75879   (decimal degrees)
29°35'06" N, 95°45'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/232768/3275977 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 52896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected info per forum comment
  • October 13, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • July 14, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

UP - Brazos River Bridge (Richmond)
Posted July 13, 2017, by Terry Hammonds (Hammonds_terry [at] yahoo [dot] com)

When was the bridge built?

UP - Brazos River Bridge (Richmond)
Posted June 22, 2016, by Lowell McManus (lgm [at] wildblue [dot] net)

This bridge, closed since flood damage on June 3, is now repaired and reopened to rail traffic as of June 22.

UP - Brazos River Bridge (Richmond)
Posted June 7, 2016, by Justin Anderson

I can't figure out how to edit a post. It sounds like the "bridge collapse" might of been someone taking words out of context after hearing about the bridge closing/foundation shifting? From what I gather the bridge is still standing. Sorry about that..

UP - Brazos River Bridge (Richmond)
Posted June 7, 2016, by Justin Anderson

I've heard that the bridge collapsed last night?

BNSF - Brazos River Bridge
Posted June 6, 2016, by Annette Kovar (abkovar [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

One more photo. Inspectors on the bridge.

BNSF - Brazos River Bridge
Posted June 6, 2016, by Annette Kovar (abkovar [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge is not open! It has been damaged by the flood. One of the supports dropped a couple feet.

BNSF - Brazos River Bridge
Posted June 6, 2016, by Mike bourbon (bigmike1911a1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Information is incorrect bridge is on former TN&O or Southern Pacific Glidden subdivision , now Union Pacific