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I&GN - Branch of White Rock Creek Bridge

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I&GN/MP Adandoned Railroad Bridge

Adandoned Railroad bridge south of Irene Texas

Photo taken by Mark Wiley in February 2011

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BH Photo #193746

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Description 

Originally a wooden trestle was built in 1903 by the I&GN Railroad and replaced by the current structure around 1940 after flood damaged original bridge. This railroad line ran from Waco to Ft Worth Texas and was in operation until rails were lifted in 1964. Bridge is intact however over 400 ft was removed at the north end and the remaining portion was left as is.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Branch of White Rock Creek on IGN Railroad
Location
Hill County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
History
Believed to have been built in 1903, replaced in 1940 by the International & Great Northern Railroad
Railroads
- International & Great Northern Railroad (I&GN)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Concrete deck girder
Dimensions
Total length: 800.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.97426, -96.87106   (decimal degrees)
31°58'27" N, 96°52'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/701166/3539562 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Irene
Inventory number
BH 48149 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 16, 2011: Added by Mark Wiley

Sources 

  • Mark Wiley