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UP - Pecos River High Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #115024

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Massive cantilevered deck truss bridge over Pecos River on the Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Val Verde County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1944, replacing an earlier 1892 viaduct
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Brown & Root Inc. of Houston, Texas
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Cantilevered Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 374.5 ft.
Total length: 1,390.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.75787, -101.35794   (decimal degrees)
29°45'28" N, 101°21'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/271999/3294285 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pecos High Bridge
Inventory number
BH 36693 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Curtis Lee: Updated coordinates
  • June 10, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record

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Comments 

Pecos River High Bridge
Posted October 24, 2009, by Carolyn

I think this is a photo of the Pecos River High Bridge.

It came from the Scottish Rite Temple in Galveston, TX. Now resides at Oasis Juice Bar in Galveston.