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CSX - St Joseph River Bridge

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CSX St Joseph River Bridge

view of main span

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in July 2010

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BH Photo #171945

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Street View 

Description 

Bridge is normally left in the open position, and closed only for trains, since there are far more boats than trains. Rotates 360 degrees.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss swing bridge over St Joseph River on CSX Railroad
Location
St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904 for the Pere Marquette Railroad
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Pere Marquette Railroad (PM)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss swing bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 231.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.11229, -86.48294   (decimal degrees)
42°06'44" N, 86°28'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/542746/4662372 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Benton Harbor
Inventory number
BH 45818 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Amtrak (434)
Berrien County, Michigan (27)
Built 1904 (489)
Built during 1900s (6,285)
CSX Railroad (1,249)
Deck girder (4,500)
Girder (7,957)
Have street view (22,086)
Michigan (880)
Movable (2,705)
Open (36,584)
Owned by railroad (9,824)
Pere Marquette Railroad (23)
Plate girder (6,127)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,809)
St. Joseph River (33)
St. Joseph, Michigan (3)
Swing (1,248)
Through truss (12,899)
Truss (29,448)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2016: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • November 14, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 5, 2010: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com