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Brazos River Railroad Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Brazos River on ATSF Railroad (Abandoned)
Location
Knox County, Texas
Status
Removed but not replaced
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.50055, -99.80377   (decimal degrees)
33°30'02" N, 99°48'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/425341/3707069 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Knox County, Texas (5)
Lost (25,007)
Texas (2,476)

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2020: Added by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Brazos River Railroad Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Fully intact in 1995 aerial view. Appears to be partially dismantled in 2004 view, and completely gone by 2008.

Brazos River Railroad Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

The alignment was the Santa Fe (ATSF) Hamlin Sub, still active as late as 1989, but haven't found anything else about it.

Brazos River Railroad Bridge
Posted July 1, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I added this bridge because so many people on this website have been good at digging up historical photos and info about long lost bridges. This bridge was in the middle of nowhere so it might be a challenge. But it was a large bridge over a major river. I am sure it was a railroad bridge because we know the previous 1901 highway bridge in this area was closer to the existing highway bridges.