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Railroad Tunnels and Stations
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The Pecos High Bridge is an important landmark in American history. Following construction in 1892, the bridge was the tallest known bridge in the United States and the third tallest bridge in the world.
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Three years after Texas became a state a treaty was signed determining the Rio Grande as the border between the US and Mexico. In the years to come, the discovery of gold in California would create the need to establish protected trades routes between the major cities of Texas and the West Coast.
Did You Know?
The first Southern Transcontinental Railroad was completed in January 1883 by driving a silver spike into the track at a location on the Rio Grande just upriver from the confluence with the Pecos River. More...