Just thought I'd add, this was originally the Texas & New Orleans railroad, however this bridge and the entire rail line between Victoria and Rosenburg, Texas was absorbed by Southern Pacific. SP later discontinued (abandoned) service on the line around 1986, and it was allowed to run down. Kansas City Southern railroad purchased the 92 mile right-of-way in 2000, and starting in 2007, restored the entire line with new ballast, concrete ties and new track at the cost of 171 million dollars. The first train in 23 years ran on the line in June 2009 with a 59 MPH speed limit. They did this to avoid obtaining trackage rights on Union Pacific's congested line, but still connect to their subsidiary company (KCS de Mexico). In addition, this line is also shorter and quicker than Union Pacific route. On the negetive side, alot of the old bridges on this route were replaced, only some main structures like this one were repaired, and those smaller ones that didn't have too much corrosion and rust were spared.