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UP - Mississippi River Bridge



Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Plum River on Union Pacific RR
Mt Caroll, Carroll County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
Pennsylvania through truss swing
Also called
Clinton Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.08730, -90.15496   (decimal degrees)
42°05'14" N, 90°09'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/735307/4663386 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 62474 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (15,267)
Carroll County, Illinois (63)
Illinois (4,582)
Lost (23,913)
Movable (2,912)
Mt Caroll, Illinois (1)
Owned by railroad (12,098)
Pennsylvania truss (476)
Replaced by new bridge (15,977)
Swing (1,411)
Through truss (14,766)
Truss (32,310)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler



UP - Plum River Bridge
Posted March 12, 2015, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

The referenced source article talks about Mt Carroll, Illinois being the home of the bridge operator, not the location of the bridge. The bridge is already listed on Bridgehunter, and is over the Mississippi River, not the Plum River, and is down the Mississippi, at Clinton, Iowa.

It's a good thing the bridge is movable.

UP - Plum River Bridge
Posted March 12, 2015, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I don't think the picture is this bridge, nor is it refered to as the Clinton Rail Bridge. The Plum River isn't nearly big enough for a swing bridge here. Its probably only 100-150' wide. Plus Clinton is miles down river.