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Lavaca River Railroad Bridge

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Lavaca Railroad Bridge 2021

Picture of remaining concrete supports to the former railroad bridge.

Photo taken by Clayton J. Migl

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BH Photo #533714

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truss bridge over Lavaca river on Old S.A.&A.P.R.R. line
Location
Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas
Status
Concrete supports present. Iron bridge removed.
History
Bridge at the site of the wreck of the Don Milo. Built sometime after 1889. Iron bridge was washed off concrete supports in 1940 when a floating house crashed into it. Operational until 1959 when old S.A.&A.P. Yoakum- Eagle Lake line abandoned.
Design
Truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.43550, -96.94671   (decimal degrees)
29°26'08" N, 96°56'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/699168/3257990 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Hallettsville, Texas (2)
Lavaca County, Texas (25)
Lost (30,064)
Owned by state (16,660)
Texas (3,077)
Truss (36,823)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: New photos from Clayton J. Migl

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Comments 

Lavaca River Railroad Bridge
Posted June 22, 2022, by Luke

The truss was at least built after 1890, because the bridge in this entry https://bridgehunter.com/tx/lavaca/bh95778/ was washed out in January 1890, per the source material for the image.