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UP - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)

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UP-Colorado River Bridge

Looking NW from 1st Street Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2014

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BH Photo #294480

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
1902 Pony plate girder bridge over Colorado River/Cesar Chavez St on UP RR
Location
Austin, Travis County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
13-1902 Pony plate girders
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder with floor system
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.1 ft.
Total length: 1,333.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Cesar Chavez Street Overpass
UP - Riverside Drive Overpass
MoPac - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)
MoPac - Cesar Chavez Street Overpass
MoPac - Riverside Drive Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.26506, -97.75452   (decimal degrees)
30°15'54" N, 97°45'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/619808/3348812 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Austin West
Inventory numbers
142270011312089
142270B01260001
BH 63045 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2014: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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

Comments 

UP - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)
Posted April 4, 2018, by Anonymous

Hello Doug

I used a 300mm lens, from 1st street, west of the bridge and the pedestrian bridge east of the bridge. However you can get much closer to the bridge, including the portals.

Royce

UP - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)
Posted April 3, 2018, by Doug (dougohlemeier [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi. I'm going to be in this area soon and want to photograph Amtrak crossing this bridge.

Of the photos taken from the east side of the RR bridge, what type of zoom lens did you use?

I have a 200 mm and am wondering if that would bring the bridge close enough from the 1st Street bridge.

Thanks for your help