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BNSF - Pecos River Bridge

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Photo taken by Eric Kirkendall

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BH Photo #499040

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Description 

Through Truss railroad Bridge, likely relocated from another location

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Pecos River on Southwestern Railroad
Location
Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico
History
Built 1911 using secondhand spans
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Southwestern Railroad (SW)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 406.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.43738, -104.22492   (decimal degrees)
32°26'15" N, 104°13'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/572861/3589182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Carlsbad East
Elevation
3115 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 56620 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • May 17, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 16, 2013: Added by Craig Philpott

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Comments 

BNSF - Pecos River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2021, by John Marvig

Iíve added a relocation date. Unfortunately my ATSF bridge records for the Pecos Division are lacking. However, Iím guessing this one was relocated here. Based on a nearly identical bridge in Kansas, I would assume this one dates to approximately 1890. It appears itís also had a number of modifications.

SW - Pecos River Bridge
Posted May 17, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Friend Eric Kirkendall here in Lawrence, KS visited and stayed on the river next to this bridge this week and snapped these photos - pedestrian wooden (bit precarious) walkway built on the side