- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Two flatbed railroad cars will form a temporary highway bridge across a Central Texas river after the original span washed away during May flooding.

A crane and other equipment arrived Thursday at the site where the 89-foot rail cars will span the Blanco River near San Marcos.

The original bridge was destroyed during Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas that claimed more than two dozen lives. The site, at Post Road, is a main roadway between San Marcos and Kyle.

Hays County spokeswoman Laureen Chernow says welders and other crews will spend several days working to join the 20-ton railroad cars and install guardrails.

County officials say the temporary bridge costs about $100,000. Work on a permanent bridge is scheduled next year.



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