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CBQ - Third Fork Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021

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BH Photo #496948

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Third Fork Platte River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Location
Buchanan County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1899, Approaches added later
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 108.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.72161, -94.67905   (decimal degrees)
39°43'18" N, 94°40'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/356092/4398207 (zone/easting/northing)
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Agency
Inventory number
BH 70138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 1, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 26, 2015: Added by James Baughn

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CBQ - Third Fork Bridge
Posted May 1, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

wheeeee!! Pleasant surprise on long hunt for this one along the abandoned overgrown tracks and the waterfront today - Lassig, 1899.....one plaque intact on south side... 7' tall girder, a classic, and evidence of older abutments few dozen yards north - possibly earlier RR bridge or road bridge....fun hike, old beauty preserved in place (also...possibly only NON-open Lassig in MO??)