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Wabash - Bear Creek bridge

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2010

Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 1997

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

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BH Photo #312989

Map 

Description 

Private owner lets the bridge be used by ROTC students at Truman State University to practice their demolition skills.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Bear Creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Location
Adair County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Original 80' pile trestle at this location built 1902; renewed 1921 with a 84' pile trestle, rebuilt 1936 with this steel stringer span; left in-place after line abandonment in 1997
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 67.8 ft.
Deck width: 9.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #2010
Van Sickel bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.15774, -92.59676   (decimal degrees)
40°09'28" N, 92°35'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/534341/4445342 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kirksville
Inventory number
BH 64068 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Adair County, Missouri (60)
Beam (12,939)
Built 1936 (1,049)
Built during 1930s (10,771)
Closed (2,502)
Missouri (6,018)
Owned privately (1,391)
Preserved (1,093)
Railroad (13,775)
Span length under 25 feet (6,015)
Steel stringer (5,106)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,621)
Wabash Railroad (548)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated bridge type, added alternate name and uploaded photos
  • November 14, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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