Watch: Wildfire takes out railroad bridge in Texas

Written by RT&S Staff
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Rail bridges in a Nebraska county need work, but officials are trying to determine ownership.

The Little Highline Fire in Potter County, Texas, destroyed a railroad bridge over the weekend.

Warning: The video that was taken is blurry.

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Rail traffic was stopped prior to the collapse. The bridge is owned by BNSF and located east of Highway 87.

BNSF said in a statement: “Our engineering team has developed a bridge reconstruction plan that is currently underway to replace the timber structure with concrete and steel. The bridge will be out of service for a few days. In the interim, we are rerouting traffic based on origin and destination and working with Union Pacific to utilize existing trackage rights when applicable.”

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