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KCS - Neches River Lift Bridge


Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #235257

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Bridge over Neches River on KCS Railroad
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, and Orange County, Texas
Open to traffic
Constructed in 1941, it was operated on-site until 2004 until its operation was remotely relocated to Kansas City.
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
The bridge has a horizontal clearance of 200 feet and a vertical clearance of 13 feet when closed and 147 feet when open. The bridge is opened an average of 231 times per year.
Length of largest span: 239.0 ft.
Total length: 673.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
KCS Lift Bridge
Kansas City Southern Lift Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.08185, -94.09154   (decimal degrees)
30°04'55" N, 94°05'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/394806/3328356 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaumont East
Inventory number
BH 48297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 7, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 25, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
  • August 22, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 16, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 14, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 28, 2011: Added by Chris Patriarca

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