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The Imperial Through Truss Bridge
Pecos River

West Texas

5.7mi almost due east of Imperial

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Photographer's Note:
"For lack of a better designation, [I've] labeled this bridge as Imperial because of its proximity to said village, being 5.7mi almost due east. It is on the boundary between Pecos and Crane Counties. (See respective county seats Fort Stockton and Crane) These pictures of the Imperial Bridge are probably more than you really wanted to know about it. In photos 5 & 7 you can see where extra pipes have been added to the middle of the span indicating that it can hardly support its own weight. The floor beams are so wobbledy that a hand hold is required and even that is wobbledy, ready to give way if required to fulfill its designed function. Well worth a visit for those who might be in the area but not a good tourist attraction for those looking for something to play on." -
Barclay Gibson, December 11, 2007
Imperial Through Truss Bridge,  Pecos River,  West Texas
Photo 1
Abandoned Imperial Through Truss Bridge,  Pecos River,  West Texas
Photo 2
Imperial Through Truss Bridge floor beams,  Pecos River,  West Texas
Photo 3
Imperial Through Truss Bridge detail,  Pecos River,  West Texas
Photo 4
Imperial Through Truss Bridge looking up at floor beams,  Pecos River,  West Texas
Photo 5
Imperial Through Truss Bridge overlooking  Pecos River,  West Texas
Photo 6
Pecos River and abandoned Imperial Through Truss Bridge, West Texas
Photo 7

Imperial Through Truss Bridge photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007

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