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Watch a train trestle catch fire and collapse in the Texas hill country

May 24, 2013

On Sunday in San Saba, Texas, a railroad bridge caught fire and collapsed, leaving a firestorm that took volunteer firefighters approximately 15 hours to extinguish. The bridge was more than 100 years old (built in 1910), was privately owned by Heart of Texas Railroad and spanned for hundreds upon hundreds of miles.

“It was an area landmark,” Sheriff Steve Boyd told the local news affiliate. “One landowner actually bought property nearby because he liked looking at the trestle.”

The cause for the fire was not mentioned in the report. Damage estimates run as high as $10 million. Watch below. Kinda crazy.

h/t Arbroath


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