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Lampasas County railroad bridge collapses in fire

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:59 am

SAN SABA — A 300-yard wooden railroad bridge in Central Texas fell after catching fire in a dramatic collapse captured on cellphone video Sunday.

Lometa Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Jamie Smart said Thursday that nobody was hurt in the blaze in rural Lampasas County. Smart shot a video Sunday showing the bridge over some low ground burning and falling.

Smart said volunteer firefighters from San Saba also were hand. Smart said he heard someone say “there she goes” while shooting the video.

Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire on the bridge built in 1910 and still used to haul freight.

A message left with the bridge owner, Heart of Texas Railroad, LP, wasn't immediately returned Thursday.

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