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MoPac - Gage Junction Swing Bridge

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MoPac - Kashaskia River Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2018

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BH Photo #415493

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss swing bridge over Kaskaskia River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Roots, Randolph County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by derailment
History
Built 1903 ; replaced 1975
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (StLIM&S)
Design
Pratt through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.99743, -89.95239   (decimal degrees)
37°59'51" N, 89°57'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/240751/4209644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kaskaskia
Inventory number
BH 69310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Removed erroneous derailment info; Noted bridge was a St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway bridge
  • January 2, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 17, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • November 16, 2017: Updated by Luke: Destroyed by derailment March 18th, 1970
  • September 23, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke