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UP - Brazos River Bridge

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San Felipe R/R Through Truss

Photo taken by Destuffilator

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BH Photo #210294

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Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Brazos River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Waller County, Texas, and Austin County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Two riveted Camelback Through Truss Main Span sections each 210ft long resting on concrete piers. Western approach span is a single 150ft long Pratt Through Truss fed by a 200ft timber stringer.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 770.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.77177, -96.03617   (decimal degrees)
29°46'18" N, 96°02'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/786571/3297178 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Felipe
Inventory number
BH 49393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 9, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 22, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

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Comments 

UP - Brazos River Bridge
Posted February 19, 2016, by Anonymous (k-dwhitehead [at] comcast [dot] net)

Alternate photo of Columbus, TX UP Railroad bridge. Taken in 2002.

San Felipe Railroad Through Truss
Posted August 22, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Fantastic pic!