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UP - Guadalupe River Swing Bridge

Photos 

photo

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #281987

Map 

Description 

Built in 1906 by the Saint Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railroad

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Guadalupe River on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Brownsville Subdivision
Location
Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906
Railroads
- St. Louis, Brownsville, & Mexico Railway (StLB&M, SLBM, SBM)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
Brownsville Bridge
Turning Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.60709, -96.94613   (decimal degrees)
28°36'26" N, 96°56'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/700821/3166179 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomington SW
Inventory number
BH 60692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added construction date and original railroad
  • April 21, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 17, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

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