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CN Cairo Bridge

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View from Fort Defiance

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Through truss bridge over the Ohio River carrying the Canadian National Railway (former Illinois Central Railroad) in Cairo
Location
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, and Ballard County, Kentucky
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1949-52, replacing the original bridge
Design
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:
Cairo
Inventory number
BH 15009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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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Sources 

  • David B. Haun
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

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