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New Braunfels Avenue Bridge

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New Braunfels Avenue Bridge

San Antonio Express: August 1 1975

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BH Photo #469733

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Southern Pacific RR on New Braunfels Avenue
Location
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built for Morgan City, Louisiana in 1881; Relocated here 1910. Closed 1975; Demolished 1981
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
7-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.43540, -98.46084   (decimal degrees)
29°26'07" N, 98°27'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/552293/3256346 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88867 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 5, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added imagery source; Linked bridge parts were reused from; Added dates
  • April 5, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • April 5, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Comments 

New Braunfels Avenue Bridge
Posted April 6, 2020, by Luke

FWIW the only pictures I can find of the Atchafalaya Basin Phoenix truss are all from the same bank, and there could have been Pratts as part of the approach on the opposing bank.

New Braunfels Avenue Bridge
Posted April 6, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Something is amiss here. The bridge shown is comprised of several Pratt trusses while the link for the previous location shows a series of Whipple spans.

New Braunfels Avenue Bridge
Posted April 5, 2020, by Luke

Melissa, if you would be so awesome as to grab pics from https://www.newspapers.com/image/53302177/?terms=%22New%2BBr...

New Braunfels Avenue Bridge
Posted April 5, 2020, by Luke

Heads up Geoff, imagery is actually copyrighted. I'm trying to find a pic on Newspapers.com Melissa can grab.