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UP - Nueces River Bridge

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Nueces River Railroad Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in September 2014

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BH Photo #294848

Map 

Description 

17 concrete stringer spans leading into 12 girder spans in the western approach to four four-panel Warren with all vertical through trusses (three dated 1903)leading to two eight-panel Warren with all verticals through trusses leading to one four-panel Warren with all verticals through truss on eastern approach.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Nueces River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Uvalde County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & New Orleans Railroad (TNO; T&NO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Two Polygonal Warren Through trusses with all verticals. Five Warren through trusses with all verticals. Twelve deck girder spans. With 17 concrete stringer spans leading into western approach.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 236.0 ft.
Total length: 2,013.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
SP - Nueces River Bridge
TNO - Nueces River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.24408, -99.90721   (decimal degrees)
29°14'39" N, 99°54'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/411844/3235369 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hacienda
Inventory number
BH 48233 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 20, 2014: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: dates and description updates
  • February 23, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Flickr - Photo
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com