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Wichita Falls Railroad Bridge South

Wichita Falls Railroad Bridge South

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 3, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (BNSF) Over Wichita River
Location
Wichita Falls: Wichita County, Texas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.7 Meters)
Structure Length
604 Feet (184.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a pair of truss bridges that sit side by side, forming a double-track crossing of the river, and a unique comparison between pinned and riveted connections. The north bridge has a pin-connected truss for the main span, while the south bridge has a similar through truss span however it has riveted connections and some slight differences in member design. Both bridges feature plate girder approach spans of identical design. It is assumed that the pin-connected truss is older, but stylistically the design of each bridge suggests that may not be that much different in age. Thus, they provide a unique side-by-side comparison between pinned and riveted connections, with all other design details being quite similar. Both bridges have modern approach spans at the east end. This page provides photos for the southern truss, which is the newer bridge with riveted connections. The builder plaque has been stolen but the rust pattern where the plaque used to be is shaped like plaques of the American Bridge Company.

Click here to view the page for the northern bridge, which has pinned connections.

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