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CB&Q - Quincy Railroad Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #345472

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss swing bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy & Highway (Until 1930)
Location
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, and Marion County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1899; Wagon decks removed 1930; Replaced 1961
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Warren through truss swing
Dimensions
Total length: 3,185.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Also called
Quincy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94117, -91.42956   (decimal degrees)
39°56'28" N, 91°25'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/634170/4422407 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quincy West
Inventory number
BH 64733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2017: New photo from Jeremy Ruble
  • January 12, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • December 15, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added info from Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, Volume 8
  • December 15, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

Comments 

CB&Q - Quincy Railroad Bridge (Old)
Posted April 25, 2020, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

more info:

CB&Q - Quincy Railroad Bridge (Old)
Posted April 25, 2020, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

Elevation of falsework in the river

CB&Q - Quincy Railroad Bridge (Old)
Posted April 25, 2020, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting discovery today on this one, found this 1897 Article on the construction of the Old CB&Q bridge in Quincy. The original bridge foundation was constructed in 1868 according to the article, but had to be upgraded. this upgrade is described in the 1897 article and work completed in 1899.