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SP - Brazos River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #241525

Map 

Description 

Substructure settlement problems pervaded the bridge for most of its existence

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Brazos River on Railroad
Location
Waller County, Texas
Status
Blown Up
History
Built ?; Dynamited ca. 1961-62
Railroads
- Houston & Texas Central Railway (H&TC)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
H&TC - Brazos River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.11751, -96.19076   (decimal degrees)
30°07'03" N, 96°11'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/770678/3335138 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buckhorn
Inventory number
BH 53949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added truss typem cause of loss, and loss date
  • October 15, 2012: Added by Luke Harden