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UP - Island Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Jesse Sharkoman in March 2022

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BH Photo #526358

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Island Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Hill County, Texas
Status
Open
History
Built 1898
Builders
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania [also known as A & P Roberts Co.]
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.22718, -97.18121   (decimal degrees)
32°13'38" N, 97°10'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/671381/3567068 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97148 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • March 17, 2022: New Street View added by Bambi Sharkoman

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Comments 

UP - Island Creek Bridge
Posted March 20, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The M-K-T used that company quite extensively during the 1890s, particularly for trusses. A historic report on bridges of the Katy Trail in Missouri suggests that the M-K-T liked using trusses with riveted connections, earlier than most railroads. I suspect there is a high likelihood you will come across more.

UP - Island Creek Bridge
Posted March 20, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found a second A&P and Roberts - Pencoyd Iron Works bridge in Texas. only other one so far is the UP Red Oak Bridge