Rating:
No votes cast

MKT Brushy Creek Crossing

Photos 

Mktrr1

Existing bridge pier with date on it.

Enlarge

BH Photo #376774

Map 

Description 

This bridge was part of the now Abandoned MKT Railroad Grade that goes from Georgetown to Austin. From looking at Satellite photographs from the early 1960s, it appears to be a Deck-Plate Girder bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Brushy Creek on Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
Location
Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1904, Removed 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.51553, -97.64676   (decimal degrees)
30°30'56" N, 97°38'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/629843/3376691 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75333 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1904 (487)
Built during 1900s (6,280)
Lost (18,649)
Round Rock, Texas (1)
Texas (2,235)
Williamson County, Texas (27)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2017: Added by Buddy Richey

Comments 

MKT Brushy Creek Crossing
Posted January 26, 2017, by Ja Fehr (jafehr [at] acm [dot] org)

Two minor points.

This line from Austin to Georgetown was abandoned in 1976. Just north of this location, the Katy (MKT) crossed the Missouri Pacific and U.S. Highway 79 via overpasses (both lost).

The Katy did not go "out of business", it was acquired in 1989 by the Missouri Pacific (a subsidiary of the Union Pacific as of 1982) and the Missouri Pacific was merged into the Union Pacific in 1997.