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BNSF - Double Mountain Fork Brazos River Bridge

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BNSF-Double Mountain Fork Brazos River Bridge

Looking East From US 84

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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BH Photo #294498

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Description 

Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Double Mountain Fork Brazos River on BNSF Railroad
Location
Garza County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.03839, -101.19927   (decimal degrees)
33°02'18" N, 101°11'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/294622/3657692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Justiceburg
Inventory number
BH 62729 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information from ATSF Bridge Records
  • September 1, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Double Mountain Fork Brazos River Bridge
Posted April 10, 2020, by Luke

You would assume incorrectly, as girder bridges can be quite old.

For example, this 1898 deck girder near me: https://bridgehunter.com/ia/story/bh49288/

BNSF - Double Mountain Fork Brazos River Bridge
Posted April 10, 2020, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The picture shows a modern replacement bridge. I would assume the 1910 bridge was replaced.