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BNSF - Neches River Swing Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235277

Map 

Description 

Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Neches River on BNSF Railway
Location
Evadale, Jasper County, Texas, and Hardin County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 859.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.34811, -94.08347   (decimal degrees)
30°20'53" N, 94°05'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/395865/3357857 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Evadale
Inventory number
BH 52933 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,412)
Beam (15,108)
Built 1906 (603)
Built during 1900s (7,043)
County line crossing (517)
Deck girder (5,559)
Evadale, Texas (2)
Girder (9,834)
Hardin County, Texas (7)
Jasper County, Texas (13)
Movable (2,908)
Neches River (17)
Open (39,207)
Owned by railroad (11,967)
Plate girder (7,613)
Railroad (15,090)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,172)
Swing (1,411)
Texas (2,425)
Timber stringer (3,885)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,792)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information from ATSF Bridge Records
  • April 22, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 21, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "Swing"
  • April 20, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • July 15, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com