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KCS - Neches River Lift Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235257

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Neches River on KCS Railroad
Location
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, and Orange County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Constructed in 1941, it was operated on-site until 2004 until its operation was remotely relocated to Kansas City.
Railroad
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
The bridge has a horizontal clearance of 200 feet and a vertical clearance of 13 feet when closed and 147 feet when open. The bridge is opened an average of 231 times per year.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 239.0 ft.
Total length: 673.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
KCS Lift Bridge
Kansas City Southern Lift Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.08185, -94.09154   (decimal degrees)
30°04'55" N, 94°05'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/394806/3328356 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaumont East
Inventory number
BH 48297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 25, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • August 22, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 16, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 14, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 28, 2011: Added by Chris Patriarca

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