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TXPF - Colorado River Bridge (Ballinger)

Photos 

Ballinger R/R Through Truss

Photo taken by Barclay Gibson

BH Photo #210418

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt Through Truss bridge over Colorado river on Fort Worth and Western Railroad
Location
Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic, approaches removed
History
Built 1906, bypassed between 2008 and 2012
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR)
- Texas Pacifico Transportation (TXPF)
Design
Single 200 ft Pratt Through truss span. Total length is 450 ft with timber stringer approaches.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
FWWR - Colorado River Bridge (Ballinger)
FWWR - Colorado River Bridge (Ballinger)
ATSF - Colorado River Bridge (Ballinger)
ATSF - Colorado River Bridge (Ballinger)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.73278, -99.95724   (decimal degrees)
31°43'58" N, 99°57'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/409320/3511214 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ballinger
Inventory number
BH 49406 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information from ATSF Bridge Records
  • April 16, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Status update per forum comment
  • August 26, 2011: New photos from aaron leibold
  • August 23, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

Comments 

Ballinger Railroad Through Truss
Posted April 16, 2014, by Doug (Doug4sails [at] gmail [dot] com)

From the Google image above, this bridge has been replaced with a ballasted deck stringer bridge to its East! This bridge is abandoned. 2014-04-16