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BNSF - Topock Bridge

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Colorado River RR bridge Topcock

Looking NE from CA side

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #192266

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Description 

Four 100-foot deck girders, three 350-foot Warren deck trusses; and one 50-foot beam span.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Colorado River on BNSF RR
Location
Needles, San Bernardino County, California, and Mohave County, Arizona
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1945
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Steel subdivided Warren Deck Truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 350.0 ft.
Total length: 1,507.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF - Colorado River Bridge
BNSF - Needles Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.71811, -114.48720   (decimal degrees)
34°43'05" N, 114°29'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/730106/3844658 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Topock
Inventory number
BH 46744 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
  • November 16, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "US 66"
  • January 16, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • October 31, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com