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UP - Mengo Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Craig Meador

BH Photo #104045

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Black River on the Union Pacific Railroad, between Poplar Bluff and Hilliard
Location
Butler County, Missouri
Status
Still in use
History
Built 1906 by the American Bridge Co.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (StLIM&S)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 539.0 ft.
Also called
MoPac - Mengo Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.80742, -90.39421   (decimal degrees)
36°48'27" N, 90°23'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/732459/4076677 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poplar Bluff
Inventory number
BH 20962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Sources 

  • Craig Meador - cmeador [at] semo [dot] net

Comments 

UP - Mengo Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Kenny Fairhurst (dwf0403 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I remember when I was taking a hike in the area and I came across this trestle. A train was rolling by at the time.

Mengo Bridge
Posted March 9, 2007, by S. Allen (spallen [at] fidnet [dot] com)

For those interested in Model Railroading, this appears to be the bridge that Atlas O used as the prototype for their (misindentified) O scale Pratt Truss bridge. Though that model comes in both single- and double-track configurations, the trusses and cross members match Mengo bridge exactly. I have a double-track version on my layout at home.