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Grand Tower Pipeline Bridge

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Overview from east

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Facts 

Overview
Pipeline suspension bridge over the Mississippi River at Grand Tower
Location
Jackson County, Illinois, and Perry County, Missouri
Status
Still carries natural gas
History
Built 1955
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 2,161.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.64221, -89.51757   (decimal degrees)
37°38'32" N, 89°31'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/277875/4169099 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Altenburg
Inventory number
BH 15343 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.

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Grand Tower Pipeline Bridge
Posted July 14, 2015, by Carl (cbgbrb [at] gmail [dot] com)

My father worked in construction in the 50's. One of my earliest memories is him taking us to see this bridge shortly after it was finished. I was so young at the time I did not know what I was looking at. 20 years later on a visit to see tower rock the memories of that trip came flooding back as soon as I saw the bridge. I talked to dad about it later and he told me his job had been to monitor gauges for the sandhogs. He never explained why they needed sandhogs on that job. He passed on in 1997 and I can no longer ask.