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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)
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 

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