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UP - Hondo Creek Bridge

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UP-Hondo Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in June 2014

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BH Photo #295265

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Description 

Built ca. 1950. 6-Panel Pratt through truss with two deck plate girder western approach spans and four deck plate girder eastern approach spans.

Facts 

Overview
6-Panel Pratt through truss bridge over Hondo Creek on Railroad
Location
Medina County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1950
Builder
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
6-Panel Pratt through truss with deck plate girders for the East and West approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 430.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.35322, -99.05606   (decimal degrees)
29°21'12" N, 99°03'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/494558/3247121 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 23, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 31, 2014: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com