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SP - Pecos River Viaduct

Photos 

Historical Photo

BH Photo #357511

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Pecos River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Val Verde County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1892, Strengthened in 1910 and 1929, Replaced 1944, Removed 1949
Builders
- J.T. Mahl (Chief Engineer)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 2,180.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
SP - Pecos River High Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.75854, -101.35761   (decimal degrees)
29°45'31" N, 101°21'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/272032/3294359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pecos High Bridge
Inventory number
BH 60756 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • June 30, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added photos and associated historical articles to links list.
  • April 22, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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SP - Pecos River Viaduct
Posted June 30, 2016, by Ja Fehr (jafehr [at] acm [dot] org)

Fantastic, I have been waiting for years for this.

Please check out http://digital.lib.lehigh.edu/cdm4/bridges_viewer.php?DMTHUM...

for additional photographs from an 1892 Phoenix Bridge Company book on the construction sequence.