Fort Worth & Western RR bridge -- Trinity Park, Fort Worth TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 44.551 W 097° 21.196
14S E 654285 N 3623942
Quick Description: A through-truss bridge built by the St Louis & San Francisco RR in the early 20th century still carries rail traffic over the Trinity River in Trinity Park
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2017 9:20:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMVCT5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
This bridge is of two through-truss bridges over the Trinity River built by the Fort Worth & Rio Grande railroad, which was acquired in 1901 by the St Louis & San Francisco (the "Frisco") Railroad. In 1937 the Frisco was itself acquired by the Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe railroad (which exists today as the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe RR). In 1999 this line was abandined by the ATSF, and acquired by the Fort Worth & Western RR.

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In 2017 this bridge still carries rail traffic over the river in Trinity Park for the Class III Fort Worth and Western RR.


Today this grand old truss bridge is owned and maintained by the Fort Worth & Western Railroad, a Class III regional switcher shortline railroad operating on the old Frisco trackage in Texas.

From the Bridgehunter website: (visit link)

"Overview

Through truss bridge over Clear Fork Trinity River on Fort Worth & Western Railroad

Location
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Status
Open to traffic

Railroads
- Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)

Design
Through truss

Dimensions
Length of largest span: 14.1 ft.
Total length: 504.0 ft.

Also called
Frisco - Trinity Park Bridge"
Parking Coordinates:: N 32° 44.560 W 097° 21.275

Length of Span:
504 feet (with a long girder trestle)


www:
https://bridgehunter.com/tx/tarrant/fwwr---trinity-park/


Date Built: Not listed

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