Watch the Spectacular Collapse of a Flaming Texas Railroad Bridge

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If you've ever been curious what it would be like to watch a century-old railroad trestle go down in flames, the video above should give you an idea. The bridge, which spans 900 feet over the Colorado River near San Saba, Texas, was built in 1910 on a spur of the Santa Fe Railroad. The video, per Yahoo News, was shot by by Jamie Smart, a high school principal and member of the Lometa Volunteer Fire Department. The crew was ill-equipped to take on the flaming trestle, which explains why Smart was standing around shooting video, though they did attack the brush fires that broke out post-collapse.

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Travis_Rex
Travis_Rex

The Delorian probably set off some sparks when it made the time jump..

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Was it built by Acme? Was Wily E Coyote nearby?

Or a '96 Aggie?

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul read the article and it doesn't say there is. That's a pretty cool trestle, I'm sure it's made many a rookie engineer's butt pucker over the past 100 years.

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