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Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (second bridge)

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #499

Postcard of the second bridge at this location

Photographer unknown

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

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BH Photo #309717

Video 

Mitch Adams via Facebook

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Grand River on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Location
Chariton County, Missouri, and Carroll County, Missouri
Status
Destroyed as of 10/1/2019 by flooding
History
Original bridge at this location built 1868; rebuilt 1889 with four TT spans; rebuilt 1913 with this DPG bridge; lost 10-1-2019 account of destruction by drift pileup
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (NW)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
8-span deck plate girder bridge, with DPG spans for approach bridges on either side
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 1,111.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42768, -93.15880   (decimal degrees)
39°25'40" N, 93°09'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/486332/4364250 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brunswick West
Inventory number
BH 64630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2021: New photos from Eric Kinkhorst
  • July 6, 2020: New photos from Eric Kinkhorst
  • October 29, 2019: Updated by Eric Kinkhorst: Bridge has been replaced
  • October 2, 2019: New video from James Holzmeier
  • December 12, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

Sources 

  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Eric Kinkhorst - erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (second bridge)
Posted July 6, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like there is at least a couple secondhand spans in the rebuild of this bridge.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (second bridge)
Posted October 28, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The amount of debris in that video is staggering!

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (second bridge)
Posted October 28, 2019, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge has been replaced and the trains are running again.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (new bridge)
Posted October 2, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Clark, thank you. The video was Amazing.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (new bridge)
Posted October 2, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (new bridge)
Posted October 1, 2019, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm surprised it lasted this long.

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (new bridge)
Posted October 1, 2019, by Kelly McClanahan

Reports are saying that bridge was washed out and collapsed due too flooding, only one report as now -- https://www.kmzu.com/railroad-bridge-near-brunswick-collapse...

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (new bridge)
Posted October 1, 2019, by CHRISTOPHER J JONES (milkmanchris [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was lost due to flooding and backed-up debris on the Grand River.

https://www.facebook.com/mitch.adams.758/videos/142151768466...

Wabash Railroad Bridge #499 (new bridge)
Posted September 23, 2015, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

I fish by this bridge all the time. You can see a plaque that says 1913 on one of the girders. Has withstood many floods.