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Taken 29-Dec-08
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Categories & Keywords

Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Pecos River High Bridge, Texas Bridges, Val Verde County Bridge
Photo Info

Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size3.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Dec-08 12:52
Date modified29-Dec-08 12:52
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length36 mm
Focal length (35mm)54 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.1
Exposure1/160 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Pecos River High Bridge

Pecos River High Bridge

Val Verde County, Texas
29 42.333' N 101 21.137' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of SH-90 and SH-163 in Comstock. Go 11 miles west on SH-90 to Park River Road 67 on the left (south). Turn left on Park River Road and go .2 miles to a road side park overlooking the Pecos River Bridge. The marker is in the road side park.

Historical Marker: 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 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.