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Galveston-Houston Electric Railway Viaduct

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #395877

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway & Leeland Road
Location
Harris County, Texas
Status
Removed
History
Built 1910
Builder
- Stone & Webster of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Galveston-Houston Electric Railway (G&HE)
- Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway (GC&SF)
- Interurban
Design
1 88' Pony plate girder
1 24' Pony plate girder
83 23' Concrete deck girders
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.0 ft.
Total length: 1,760.0 ft.
Also called
Galveston-Houston/GC&SF Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.72846, -95.33782   (decimal degrees)
29°43'42" N, 95°20'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/273879/3290985 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 66034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2017: New photos from Luke
  • December 22, 2016: Updated by Dave King: Added longest span length
  • May 28, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added dimensions from The Electric Railway Journal, Volume 37
  • February 14, 2015: Added by Luke

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