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BNSF - Hog Branch Trestle

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #284849

Map 

Description 

Through downtown Brenham, the Brenham-Giddings/Washington County/Houston & Texas Central/Southern Pacific right-of-way retains its tracks and appears more disused than abandoned, includes one trestle, in considerably better repair than the right-of-way at either end.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Hog Branch on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Brenham, Washington County, Texas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Timber stringer
Trestle
Also called
SP - Hog Branch Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.16673, -96.38548   (decimal degrees)
30°10'00" N, 96°23'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/751785/3340148 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brenham
Inventory number
BH 61227 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,048)
BNSF Railway (1,093)
Beam (12,197)
Brenham, Texas (3)
Owned by railroad (9,895)
Railroad (13,164)
Southern Pacific Railroad (488)
Texas (2,244)
Timber stringer (3,363)
Washington County, Texas (9)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroad per forum comment.
  • June 4, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

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Comments 

SP - Hog Branch Trestle
Posted July 16, 2017, by Christopher Zurek (zurekc [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is not abandoned and is now owned and used by the BNSF to service the Blue Bell ice cream factory.