BNSF - Santa Margarita River Bridge
This historic bridge was replaced by a double track concrete trestle. It is highly visible as it is in between the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5. It still sports its "Ship and travel Santa Fe" slogan and is one of very few truss bridges in San Diego County.
The bridge was demolished in early January, 2014, as part of the LOSSAN Santa Margarita Project.
For more info on the upgrade visit:
- Pratt through truss bridge over Santa Margarita River on BNSF/MTSD/Amtrak
- San Diego County, California
- Originally built in 1918, but the center span was washed out in a flood and replaced in 1926; Replaced 2014
- - Amtrak (AMTK)
- Amtrak California (CDTX)
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTSD)
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 720.0 ft.
- Also called
- ATSF Santa Margarita River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +33.23548, -117.40642 (decimal degrees)
33°14'08" N, 117°24'23" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/462134/3677466 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 10 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 53712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 17, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- April 16, 2014: Updated by Alex Lewis: Bridge was demolished around 1/27/14.
- December 30, 2013: Updated by Jann Mayer: Changes status to reflect upcoming demolition
- February 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Amtrak"
- September 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "San Diego Metropolitan Transit System", "Railroad", "Amtrak", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway"
- September 29, 2012: Added by Jann Mayer
- Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
- Alex Lewis
- Geoff Hubbs