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SP - Clear Creek Swing Bridge

Photos 

Clear Creek Bridges at Kemah

From a 1984 Kodachrome slide. The lost railroad swing bridge is in the foreground. Next is construction on the fixed bridge that later replaced the Hwy 146 bascule bridge in the background.

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #282202

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clear Creek on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Clear Lake Shores, Galveston County, Texas, and Harris County, Texas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1907; Removed 1996
Railroads
- Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio Railroad (GH&SA)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.54891, -95.02372   (decimal degrees)
29°32'56" N, 95°01'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/303919/3270510 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
League City
Inventory numbers
SP BR31.96
BH 60717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build+loss dates & builder
  • April 21, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 19, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

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