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Old Pecos High Bridge

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Identification

Old Pecos High Bridge
255526

Structure in General

bridge
demolished [destroyed]

Facts

  • The bridge was 2,280 feet long.
  • 3,640,000 pounds of steel were used in the bridge's construction.
  • This bridge replaced an earlier one on this site built in 1883.
  • This bridge was once the highest railroad bridge in North America, and the 3rd highest in the world.
  • On March 20, 1892, the first train crossed the bridge.
  • Construction on the bridge began on November 3, 1891. The bridge was completed on February 20, 1892.
  • With the construction in 1944 of the larger Pecos High Bridge this bridge was dismantled in 1949.

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Location

Spanning the Pecos River carrying US Highway 90
Langtry
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

321.00 ft
1891
1892
1929
1949

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