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KCS - Macoupin Creek Bridge

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KCS Macoupin Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2016

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BH Photo #357281

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Macoupin Creek on Kansas City Southern Railway
Location
Greene County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1889, Approach added 1901
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Approach Span)
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Truss)
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24409, -90.37041   (decimal degrees)
39°14'39" N, 90°22'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/726932/4347159 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jerseyville North
Inventory number
BH 71899 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 23, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 16, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date
  • April 21, 2016: Added by John Marvig

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