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A Brief History of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad in Fort Bend

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Near Simonton where FM 1093  crosses the Brazos River is an abandoned railroad bridge. This bridge was once part of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad or the SAP that was chartered in 1884 and the last section in Fort Bend ended operation in 1998. Learn about the beginnings of the company,  its decline, and what if any plans were in place for the section of track that includes the bridge going forward.