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SP - Pecos River Bridge (1st)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923; Provided by the SMU Central University Libraries

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BH Photo #439104

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pecos River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Val Verde County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge on a new alignment
History
Built 1883; Replaced 1892
Builders
- Clarke, Reeves & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Whipple through truss
Phoenix Columns
Also called
GH&SA - Pecos River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.70083, -101.37073   (decimal degrees)
29°42'03" N, 101°22'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/270632/3287987 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added builder, changed type to Whipple and added Phoenix Columns based on Luke's pic.
  • December 2, 2018: New photo from Luke

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke