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GM&O - Kaskaskia River Bridge

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GM&O - Kaskaskia River Bridge

Southern Illinoisan: June 15 1972

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BH Photo #442591

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Description 

Piers and one abutment visible on Google aerial imagery. Center pier is round suggesting it served as the pivot for a swing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost bridge over Kaskaskia River (former channel) on Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway west of Baldwin
Location
Randolph County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1906; Removed in the 1970s after the river was rechanneled
Railroad
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.18882, -89.88207   (decimal degrees)
38°11'20" N, 89°52'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/247586/4230692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Red Bud
Inventory number
BH 75191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 17, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 14, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • January 14, 2017: Added by James Baughn

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GM&O - Kaskaskia River Bridge
Posted October 16, 2019, by Christopher Bodkin (bodkin6071 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Removed 1972.

GM&O - Kaskaskia River Bridge
Posted April 5, 2019, by John (Johntherogger [at] gmail [dot] com)

Unless it's changed since I was last there.....you could still see a few of the bridge piers in the water that we're not removed back in the day