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Pease River Wagon Bridge

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Pease River Wagon Bridge

Remaining Tower

Photo taken by Martin G. Blaise

View this photo at qsl.net

BH Photo #239399

Map 

Description 

Built to replace 1889 suspension bridge destroyed in 1908 tornado. Collapsed in 1927 following the crossing of a convoy of oilfield trucks.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over Pease River
Location
Wilbarger County, Texas
Status
Single cable tower still standing
Builder
- Weatherford Machine & Foundry Co. (Mitchell & Pigg)
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 1,540.0 ft.
Also called
Vernon Suspension Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.17920, -99.32385   (decimal degrees)
34°10'45" N, 99°19'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/470156/3782072 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vernon
Inventory number
BH 53542 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2013: Updated by aaron leibold: New historical data
  • September 15, 2012: Added by aaron leibold

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