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I&GN - Iron Ore Culvert

Photos 

Culvert after cleanup

Photo taken by Joyce Williams

BH Photo #334227

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone culvert bridge
Location
Mineola, Wood County, Texas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Lake Country Trails of Mineola will be developing a bicycle/walking rails to trails. A walking/biking bridge will be built over the old iron ore structure. A path to the base of the culvert will be available for those who wish to take a closer look at the structure.
History
Built in 1873 when the I&GN Railroad built a line from Troup, Texas to Mineola, Texas. This section of the I&GN was called the "Jenny".
Railroad
- International & Great Northern Railroad (I&GN)
Design
Stone culvert built of hewn iron ore rocks.
Dimensions
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.65172, -95.47849   (decimal degrees)
32°39'06" N, 95°28'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/267533/3615391 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 68788 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2015: New video from Joyce Williams

Sources 

  • Joyce Williams - joycew5719 [at] gmail [dot] com