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WBT&S - White Rock Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #282838

Map 

Description 

Concrete bridge supports in White Rock Creek, upstream from 94 and Lake Livingston. I've seen no good indications of a former right-of-way nearby.

added 30 October 2014: Bridge remains are located on abandoned railroad grade. The line was chartered by the Trinity and Sabine RR in 1881 and sold to the Missouri Kansas Texas RR in 1882. The last owner/operator was the Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railway Company which ceased operations in 1961

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss railroad bridge over White Rock Creek on Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railway
Location
Trinity County, Texas
Status
Only bridge supports remain
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railway (WBTS)
Design
Pratt through truss railroad bridge
Also called
MKT - White Rock Creek Bridge
Texas and Sabine Railway Bridge
Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railway Bridge
Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.97336, -95.33695   (decimal degrees)
30°58'24" N, 95°20'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/276808/3428992 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trinity East
Inventory number
BH 60783 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railway", "Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad"
  • October 30, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: added description, history and vintage photo
  • April 26, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "Abandoned"

Sources 

  • Patrick Feller - nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com
  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com