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SP - Guadalupe River Bridge

Photos 

Comfort rr.JPG

Eastern approach.

Photo taken by aaron leibold in May 2011

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BH Photo #209255

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Parker Through Truss bridge over Gudalupe River on abandoned Railroad
Location
Kendall County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1900-1906
Railroads
- Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (F&N)
- San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway (SA&AP)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Three section abandoned R/R Through Truss Bridge. The Eastern approach span is a 135ft long Pratt Through Truss dated 1906. The center span is a 200ft long Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss dated 1900. The main span is a 200ft long replacement section of riveted Parker design (no date). The span is longer than the original and rests on a concrete pier 20 ft beyond the abandoned original stone pier. The Truss sections are approached by wooden trestles on both ends. Total length of bridge is 1070 ft.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 1,070.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.97639, -98.84487   (decimal degrees)
29°58'35" N, 98°50'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/514965/3316179 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waring
Inventory number
BH 49375 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 29, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • May 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway", "Southern Pacific Railroad"
  • August 19, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com