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CN - Cairo Bridge


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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Through truss bridge over the Ohio River carrying the Canadian National Railway (former Illinois Central Railroad) in Cairo
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, and Ballard County, Kentucky
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1949-52, replacing the original bridge
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02302, -89.17532   (decimal degrees)
37°01'23" N, 89°10'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/306493/4099639 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 15009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • September 6, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • April 19, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 23, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 20, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • November 7, 2008: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • May 30, 2008: New photo from David B. Haun
  • March 13, 2006: Posted all new photos

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  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
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Cairo Railroad Bridge
Posted December 31, 2005, by robert chamness (z50patgail02 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

this bridge was built without stopping a train i rode the first span in while it pushed the old span into the river