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Cache Channel Missouri Pacific Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102032

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony plate-girder bridge over the Cache River Diversion Channel on the Missouri Pacific Thebes-Cairo railroad line
Location
Alexander County, Illinois
Status
Several concrete piers remain
History
Built ca. 1950 to span the newly created Cache River Diversion Channel
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.09182, -89.25783   (decimal degrees)
37°05'31" N, 89°15'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/299334/4107443 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cache
Inventory number
BH 15004 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Alexander County, Illinois (31)
Built during 1950s (3,660)
Girder (9,081)
Illinois (4,447)
Lost (22,103)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (306)
Owned by railroad (11,048)
Plate girder (6,905)
Through girder (3,368)

Comments 

Cache Channel Missouri Pacific Bridge
Posted July 2, 2013, by Christopher Bodkin (bodkin6071 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge used to carry a MP branch line from Thebes, IL to Cairo.