Pecos River High Bridge

Pecos River High Bridge (HMOOY)

Location: Comstock, TX 78837 Val Verde County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 42.371', W 101° 21.201'

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High canyon walls dominate the last 60 miles of the Pecos River before it enters the Rio Grande. The Southern Pacific Railroad built the first high bridge across the Pecos in 1891. The first highway bridge to span the river was built one mile down river from here in 1923. Just 50 feet above water, the 1923 bridge was destroyed by floodwaters in 1954. Two temporary low water bridges built nearby in 1954 and 1955 also were destroyed by floodwaters. A new 1,310-feet long bridge was completed here in 1957. At 273-feet above the river it is the highest highway bridge in Texas.
Year Placed1996
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 272326 N 3288546
Decimal Degrees29.70618333, -101.35335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.371', W 101° 21.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 22.26" N, 101° 21' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 527 Unnamed Road, Comstock TX 78837, US
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