Railfan Bridge Collapse Photos

Photos By Robert "Bulletbob Smith"


Bridge 2002

Bridge Collapse#15


Bridge Collapse#17


Bridge Collapse#18


Bridge Collapse#19


Bridge Collapse#20


Leaning Support in #20 Was to be Dynamited night of 2-24-04

Bridge Collapse#21


Orange pile under S in CSX are Coast Guard Type Life Vests just brought to brave souls on bridge. Best I could tell they all declined.

Photos Above Taken 2-20-04 by Bob Smith


FEBRUARY 23rd FINDS PILE DRIVERS AT WORK. SPANS THAT COLLAPSED DYNAMITED AND LEANING SUPPORT LEANING MORE!!!


MONSTER CRANE AND PILE DRIVERS ON SCENE#5A


Piles Driven over 100ft.#10A


FEBRUARY 25th BRINGS MORE EQUIPMENT WITH BOATS AND PLATFORMS


Small Armada Of vessels Arrive-Top of leaning support dynamited#18A


Backhoes Used to propel and hold platforms in Water#20A


BRIDGE REPAIR GETTING IN FULL SWING FEBRUARY 28, 2004. PILE DRIVERS ARE DONE NOW WELDERS MUST FINISH SUPPORTS. DYNAMITE TOOK TOP PORTION OF LEANING SUPPORT AWAY!!!


BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRESS 2-28-04#5A


BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRESS 2-28-04#7A


BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRESS 2-28-04#20A


Hopper that teetered On brink in Cleveland, Tx 2-28-04#3A


Last Pile Driver Tied down in Shepherd, Tx 2-28-04#22A




BRIDGE NEARS COMPLETION MARCH 2, 2004



Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#11


Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#13(Boxes of explosive charges being placed on remnant of old support)


Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#17(Notice Explosive Charges being Tamped with long pole on remnant of Support)


Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#18


Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#23


IT IS REPORTED THAT THE UP LUFKIN SUB REOPENED MARCH 3, 2004 WITH A 25MPH SLOW ORDER ON BRIDGE

Bridge Done 3-5-04 #18a

Bridge Done 3-5-04 #9a

Bridge Still being worked on in November 2004

CHANNEL 13 ABC HOUSTON STORY FEB 20, 2004. MY 15 SECONDS OF FAME!!!


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