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Wabash - Meredosia Bridge

Photos 

Bridge at Meredosia, ca. 1903-1920

Photo by Page Hatch

View this photo at museum.state.il.us

BH Photo #122381

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss swing bridge over Illinois River on railroad
Location
Meredosia, Morgan County, Illinois, and Pike County, Illinois
Status
Was located downstream from the highway bridge.
History
Built 1857 (estimated), last train crossed tracks in 1955, dismantled after a new railroad bridge in Valley City opened but one pier still survives
Builder
- William John McDannald
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Swing through truss
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #280
Meredosia Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82758, -90.56608   (decimal degrees)
39°49'39" N, 90°33'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/708291/4411454 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meredosia
Inventory number
BH 37292 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2015: New photos from James Holzmeier
  • December 14, 2014: Merged duplicate pages
  • November 23, 2014: Photo imported by James Holzmeier
  • November 12, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • November 11, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by Curtis Lee: Added location; elevation
  • November 22, 2011: Added by Jeremy Ruble
  • August 24, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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