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SP - Cottonwood Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #316023

Description 

Houston & Texas Central Railroad, between Dallas and Denison, constructed in the 1870s, acquired by the Southern Pacific Railroad, Texas and New Orleans Railroad

Popular Abandoned Bridge in Collin County Allenís most recognizable landmark is the Old Stone Dam, built in 1874 and used as a steam locomotive watering station by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. There is also a gated foundation that once housed the water tower and pump house.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cottonwood Creek on DART
Location
Allen, Collin County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1910
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Houston & Texas Central Railway (H&TC)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & New Orleans Railroad (TNO)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.11779, -96.66594   (decimal degrees)
33°07'04" N, 96°39'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/717772/3666769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plano
Inventory number
BH 65977 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2022: Updated by Bambi Sharkoman: Added Additional History
  • February 12, 2015: Added by Patrick Feller

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