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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2002

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2002

Bridge number plate

Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 1998

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Description 

This bridge remained in-place long after the abandonment of the railroad (Fall 1997), but it was demolished by MoDOT to make way for the 4-laning of US Hwy. 63

Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Location
Adair County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
Original 47' pile trestle at this location built 1893; renewed 1905 with a 45' pile trestle, renewed 1920 with a 55' pile trestle; rebuilt 1938 with this steel stringer span; removed 2008 account of MoDOT Hwy. 63 expansion
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 16.0 ft.
Total length: 49.5 ft.
Deck width: 9.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.09204, -92.52627   (decimal degrees)
40°05'31" N, 92°31'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/540383/4438079 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Millard
Inventory number
BH 64060 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Adair County, Missouri (61)
Beam (14,960)
Built 1938 (836)
Built during 1930s (11,436)
Lost (23,421)
Lost 2008 (334)
Lost during 2000s (4,088)
Missouri (6,206)
Owned by railroad (11,805)
Railroad (14,944)
Span length under 25 feet (6,673)
Steel stringer (5,852)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,885)
Wabash Railroad (561)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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