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Cotton Belt - Drainage Trestle

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Cotton Belt Trestle

About 1/4 mile east of Richland Creek Navarro County Texas.

Photo taken by Mark Wiley in February 2011

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BH Photo #193742

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Description 

This is only 1 of 2 Trestles remaining intact on the railroad ROW between Corsicana and Bellmead Texas. This bridge is on private land. Rails were lifted in about 1988, but line was abandoned in December 1986.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Drainage on Cotton Belt Railroad
Location
Navarro County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1881
Railroad
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.93468, -96.66554   (decimal degrees)
31°56'05" N, 96°39'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/720685/3535574 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dawson
Inventory number
BH 48146 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,220)
Abandoned (3,047)
Beam (12,259)
Built 1881 (113)
Built during 1880s (1,648)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Navarro County, Texas (25)
Owned by railroad (9,932)
Preserved (1,069)
Railroad (13,196)
St. Louis Southwestern Railway (58)
Texas (2,258)
Timber stringer (3,374)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,808)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2011: Added by Mark Wiley

Sources 

  • Mark Wiley