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BNSF - Quincy Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on BNSF Railway at Quincy
Location
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, and Marion County, Missouri
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1960
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
From west to east:
Seven 10-panel Warren deck trusses
One 12-panel polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 340.0 ft.
Total length: 2,485.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94214, -91.43024   (decimal degrees)
39°56'32" N, 91°25'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/634109/4422514 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quincy West
Inventory number
BH 14997 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 15, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • April 17, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • November 13, 2008: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • April 3, 2006: Posted new photos

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Quincy Railroad Bridge
Posted May 14, 2010, by Jim Leonard (jamescleonard [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A relative of mine, was the master mason for the construction of the original railway bridge at this site. His name was Charles Thomas Thomas (1820-1867).

He came with Chief Engineer, Thomas Curtis Clarke to work on the project beginning in the December 1866. The two of them had worked together on the construction of the Canadian Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

He was killed on the construction of that bridge in an accident in the Fall of 1867. He died Christmas Day 1867.

Quincy Railroad Bridge
Posted February 26, 2010, by ROBERT REED HUTCHINGS (DIRTRIDER444444 [at] AOL [dot] COM)

YOUR 1959 DATE IS CORRECT.

MY FATHER, ATWILL REED HUTCHINGS WAS THE CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT FOR KANSAS CITY BRIDGE CO.

THEY HAD THE CONTRACT TO INSTALL ALL RIVER PIERS AND APPROACHES.

I GRADUATED FROM QUINCY HI SCHOOL IN 1960.

KANSAS CITY BRIDGE ALSO HAD THE CONTRACT TO DEMOLISH THE OLD RAIL ROAD BRIDGE AND PIERS THAT WAS JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THE NEW BRIDGE.

I WORKED, DEMOLISHING THE OLD BRIDGE IN 1960 AND INTO 1961.

THIS WAS THE LAST PROJECT, THAT KANSAS CITY BRIDGE DID.

THANKS, ROBERT REED HUTCHINGS

Quincy Railroad Bridge
Posted December 2, 2008, by Joe (Joseph [dot] w [dot] jordan [at] usace [dot] army [dot] mil)

Do you know when the bridge was rebuilt? 1959?