Creation Date

1920

Decade

1920

Photographer

unknown

Subject

Jacksonville State University -- History, State Normal School (Jacksonville, Ala.) -- History, Pecos River (N.M. and Tex.), Bridges -- Texas, Southern Pacific Railroad Company (Tex.)

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Description

The Pecos River Viaduct was built in 1892 and demolished in 1949 after Pecos River High Bridge was built as its replacement. Shown, the first bridge, was built by the Phoenix Bridge Company to shorten the route for the Southern Pacific Railway through West Texas. It spanned 2,180 feet long and towered 321 feet high. (circa 1892-1949)

Date Digitized

September 2017

Rights

This image is the property of Jacksonville State University and is intended for non-commercial use. Images may be copied for research, teaching, personal, or any fair use as defined by U.S. copyright law. Images may not be altered in any way. Users of these images are asked to acknowledge Jacksonville State University. For questions or further information about usage rights, please contact the Library’s Electronic Resources Department at (256) 782-8195.

Location

The original printed photograph is housed in the Houston Cole Library Alabama Gallery, Box 2, Item 271.

Identifier

http://jsucollections.jsu.edu:9000/rpc/cat/Imaging/photocollection/psp/psp1920/PSP1920bridges_00271.tif

Technical Metadata

Archival images are tiffs scanned from the original material at 670 dpi. The file name is PSP1920bridges_00271.tif; file size is 28.5 MB. Original image is 4 by 5.5 on matte photographic paper

Keywords

Jacksonville State University -- History, State Normal School (Jacksonville, Ala.) -- History, Pecos River (N.M. and Tex.), Bridges -- Texas, Southern Pacific Railroad Company (Tex.)

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