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UP - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)


UP-Colorado River Bridge

Looking NW from 1st Street Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2014


BH Photo #294480

Street Views 


1902 Pony plate girder bridge over Colorado River/Cesar Chavez St on UP RR
Austin, Travis County, Texas
Open to traffic
13-1902 Pony plate girders
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Pony plate girder with floor system
Length of largest span: 101.1 ft.
Total length: 1,333.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Cesar Chavez Street Overpass
UP - Riverside Drive Overpass
MoPac - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)
MoPac - Cesar Chavez Street Overpass
MoPac - Riverside Drive Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.26506, -97.75452   (decimal degrees)
30°15'54" N, 97°45'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/619808/3348812 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Austin West
Inventory numbers
BH 63045 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 18, 2014: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley


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


UP - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)
Posted January 14, 2020, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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UP - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)
Posted April 4, 2018, by Anonymous

Hello Doug

I used a 300mm lens, from 1st street, west of the bridge and the pedestrian bridge east of the bridge. However you can get much closer to the bridge, including the portals.


UP - Colorado River Bridge (Austin)
Posted April 3, 2018, by Doug (dougohlemeier [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi. I'm going to be in this area soon and want to photograph Amtrak crossing this bridge.

Of the photos taken from the east side of the RR bridge, what type of zoom lens did you use?

I have a 200 mm and am wondering if that would bring the bridge close enough from the 1st Street bridge.

Thanks for your help