Railroad Bridge – San Saba, Texas
Bridge spanning nearly 1000′ critical to Short Line Railroad operation.
The San Saba Railroad bridge, at a length of nearly 1000’ across the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa, burnt down and collapsed after firefighters spent fifteen hours attempting to put out the blaze before deciding to let it burn down. The fire broke out on May 19th, 2013 on the western side of the trestle about 4 p.m. and was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived twenty minutes later.
JCF Bridge & Concrete contracted with American Concrete Products to supply the precast and prestressed concrete bridge products. The bridge was completed and reopened on May 16th, 2014, allowing the critical transportation of frac-sand and agricultural products to be resumed, which is the key to the existence of this Short Line Railroad.