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KJRY - New Spoon River Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2016

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BH Photo #352651

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Description 

Originally built for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1936 to cross the Colorado river in Bay City, TX. Reused here to replace the first Spoon River bridge that collapsed on September 16, 2013.

Had a very nice time chatting with the folks that live in the cabin next to the bridges. Shared stories of the collapse and the following salvage and reconstruction. This has been one of the fun and interesting things about gathering photos. The people we've met and the stories they've shared. Steve Conro

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Spoon River on Keokuk Junction Railway
Location
Fulton County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built for the Missouri Pacific Colorado River crossing in Bay City, Texas; moved here in 2014
Railroad
- Keokuk Junction Railway (KJRY)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48560, -90.34279   (decimal degrees)
40°29'08" N, 90°20'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/725216/4485048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smithfield
Inventory number
BH 66967 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,274)
Built 1936 (1,016)
Built during 1930s (10,691)
Deck girder (4,598)
Fulton County, Illinois (35)
Girder (8,171)
Illinois (3,865)
Keokuk Junction Railway (9)
Open (36,892)
Owned by railroad (9,957)
Plate girder (6,273)
Relocated (644)
Spoon River (14)
Steel stringer (4,841)
Timber stringer (3,377)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2016: New photo from Steve Conro
  • April 10, 2015: Updated by Andy Winegar: Added categories "Keokuk Junction Railway", "Relocated", "Spoon River"

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Sources 

  • Andy Winegar
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com