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UP - Old Brazos River Swing Bridge

Photos 

Lost Swing Railroad Bridge over Old Brazos River

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

View this photo on Flickr

BH Photo #282209

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Old Brazos River on Union Pacific Railroad Company
Location
Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a lift span from Houma, Louisiana
History
Built 1914; Replaced 2011
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+28.95504, -95.35406   (decimal degrees)
28°57'18" N, 95°21'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/270581/3205287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeport
Inventory number
BH 60721 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Brazoria County, Texas (24)
Built 1914 (891)
Built during 1910s (10,183)
Freeport, Texas (5)
Lost (31,182)
Lost 2011 (519)
Lost during 2010s (3,662)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (420)
Movable (3,178)
Navigable waterway (2,239)
Owned by railroad (13,997)
Railroad (16,930)
Replaced by new bridge (21,234)
Swing (1,610)
Texas (3,092)
Through truss (18,586)
Truss (37,777)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,504)
Warren through truss (1,735)
Warren truss (7,162)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 19, 2014: Added by Patrick Feller

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Comments 

UP - Old Brazos River Swing Bridge
Posted December 21, 2020, by Wbchloe (whbroadw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think as late as 1958, I am not sure that this bridge also took hwy traffic as well as the old 288.

UP - Old Brazos River Swing Bridge
Posted December 18, 2020, by Wbchloe (whbroadw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Small pieces of this bridge were put in the Freeport Historical Museum.