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MoPac - Roots Swing Bridge

Photo 

Originally published by the Mt. Vernon Register/Associated Press; Used under Fair Use

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BH Photo #417590

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Illinois Southern Railroad
Location
Randolph County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1903; Destroyed by derailment 1970
Railroads
- Illinois Southern Railway
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Missouri-Illinois Railroad (M&I)
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
M&I - Roots Swing Bridge
IS - Roots Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.01589, -89.95750   (decimal degrees)
38°00'57" N, 89°57'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/240367/4211707 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Evansville
Land survey
T. 6 S., R. 8 W., Sec. 14
Inventory number
BH 80345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added type from 1968 aerial imagery shadows; Added RR categories + derailment info
  • February 4, 2018: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Luke