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GRR - San Gabriel River Bridge

Photos 

Western Approach Heavy Pony

Photo taken by aaron leibold in June 2011

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BH Photo #210708

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over San Gabriel River on Georgetown Railroad
Location
Williamson County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Railroads
- Georgetown Railroad (GRR)
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT; Katy)
Design
Main section 200ft Parker Through Truss by American Bridge Co. 1903. Western approach is heavy riveted Polygonal Warren Pony Truss w/ outriggers 100 ft long, and a 95 ft Plate Girder Truss fed by a wooden trestle. Total length is 520 ft.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 520.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.65391, -97.65588   (decimal degrees)
30°39'14" N, 97°39'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/628784/3392017 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 49422 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2016: New photo from tim allman
  • September 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Georgetown Railroad"
  • July 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added Carnegie Steel Co.
  • August 26, 2011: Added by aaron leibold

Sources 

  • aaron leibold - aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • tim allman - wcswngdncr [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

GRR - San Gabriel River Bridge
Posted May 5, 2020, by Kelsee (Kelseemanuel [at] gmail [dot] com)

How do you get to this bridge? My kids live to explore and we have seen this pop up in our searches and would love to go!

Georgetown Railroad Through Truss
Posted September 14, 2013, by Misty (susiejane75 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hello,

This bridge is behind my neighborhood...

I was wondering where I could find history about the railroad or bridge. This is actually my favorite spot in Georgetown