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AUAR - Bluebonnet Bridge

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Photo taken by Jesse Sharkoman in June 2022

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BH Photo #534539

Description 

This is the very popular bluebonnet railroad bridge you see across the internet and magazines.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over French John Creek on Austin Area Terminal Railroad
Location
Llano County, Texas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Austin Area Terminal Railroad (AUAR)
- Longhorn Railroad (LHRR)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Through truss
Also called
AUAR - French John Creek Bridge
Bluebonnet Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.71229, -98.47984   (decimal degrees)
30°42'44" N, 98°28'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/549806/3397832 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2022: Updated by Luke: Name edit and railroad categories
  • June 28, 2022: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added original railroad owner
  • June 28, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • June 26, 2022: Added by Jesse Sharkoman

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Comments 

AUAR - French John Creek Bridge (Bluebonnet Railroad Bridge)
Posted June 28, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is the very popular bluebonnet bridge you see in articles and magazines along with the Miller Creek Bridge further west. both bridges are identical with the same 1903 date