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UP - Trinity River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

View this photo on Flickr

BH Photo #235209

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge was a movable swing with a pier and machinery before the round pier and machinery was removed and it's a fixed span along with the second through truss replaced with a plate girder fixed span today.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Trinity River on Railroad
Location
Polk County, Texas, and San Jacinto County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917, partially collapsed in 2004, subsequently repaired
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals former swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.57083, -94.95015   (decimal degrees)
30°34'15" N, 94°57'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/312980/3383659 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Goodrich
Inventory number
BH 52911 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added types
  • April 23, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added to bridge history
  • April 22, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • July 14, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • RailPictures.net - Link to page containing multiple photos of the bridge before, during, and after its 2004 collapse.
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

UP Trinity River Bridge
Posted April 23, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Follow the railpictures.net link for some interesting views of this bridge. In 2004, a CSX train was passing over when a pier gave way and nearly brought two spans of the bridge down. Union Pacific had to scramble to stabilize and repair the bridge with the train still stuck on it.