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NS - MO-5 Overpass

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #465

Panoramic view; looking north from MO Hwy. 5

Photo taken by James Holzmeier in December 2014

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

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Description 

38.3' TPG span accompanies a 14' concrete slab at this location; both on concrete abutments.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over MO-5 on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Chariton County, Missouri
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Built 1912, Girder added 1929
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder w/concrete piers; includes a pedestrian/wagon underpass topped by a concrete slab span.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.3 ft.
Total length: 54.9 ft.
Deck width: 26.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40946, -92.84873   (decimal degrees)
39°24'34" N, 92°50'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/513022/4362227 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salisbury
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 17 W., Sec. 8
Inventory numbers
RB02101 1
BH 64347 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 13, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated bridge dimensions and build date (per Wabash documents); added images
  • December 1, 2014: New Street View added by James Holzmeier

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #465 - MO Hwy. 5 underpass
Posted December 13, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

From documents provided by Wabash RR Historical Society President Gary Roe, it appears as though the concrete-slab portion of the bridge might have been the original bridge here; its year of completion was 1912. It was not until 1929 when the actual TPG span over Hwy. 5 was completed.