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UP - Guadalupe River Bridge (N)


UP-Guadalupe Bridge

Looking East along the south side of bridge.

Photo taken by royce haley in May 2014


BH Photo #285052



Built in 1901 by Phoenix Bridge Co. West approach consists of three deck girder spans. Three main spans are Pratt deck trusses. East approach is one deck plate girder


Pratt deck truss bridge over Gaudalupe River on Railroad
New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas
Open to traffic
Built 1901 by The Phoenix Bridge Co.
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
West approach three deck girder spans. Main spans are three Pratt deck trusses. East approach is one deck plate girder span.
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 611.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
UP - New Braunfels Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.74290, -98.10807   (decimal degrees)
29°44'34" N, 98°06'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/586247/3290630 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Braunfels East
680 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 61286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2014: Added by royce haley


  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


UP - Guadalupe River Bridge (N)
Posted February 8, 2020, by Angela K (falpiqua [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Many fond memories of tubing under this view. A private citizen allowed us onto his property to capture this image.


UP - Guadalupe River Bridge (N)
Posted August 8, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Luke... good idea, I could hide some speakers playing it somewhere... if nothing else it would buy some time since Im sure they would shoot at that noise before me!

UP - Guadalupe River Bridge (N)
Posted August 7, 2019, by Luke

Blast this loud enough and they might leave you alone:


UP - Guadalupe River Bridge (N)
Posted August 7, 2019, by Anonymous

Sing out "The stars at night are big and bright ..." or dress up like Walker, Texas Ranger to get on the good side of those gun totin' Texans.

Saw it on T.V.

UP - Guadalupe River Bridge (N)
Posted August 6, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nathan, better trade that yellow safety vest in for a bullet-proof vest!

Posted August 6, 2019, by webmaster@historicbridges.org (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Royce, how did you visit this bridge? The only west access road has sign that says and I quote "No Trespassing Violators Will Be Shot" and being this is Texas I take that seriously. When you have to do something extraordinarily to visit a bridge please consider sharing this info. Unless it wasn't like this when you visited in which case I'm warning everyone here.