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WGRY - Locust Creek Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2021

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BH Photo #502464

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Locust Creek on Wabash & Grand River Railroad
Location
Chariton County, Missouri, and Livingston County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Wabash & Grand River Railroad (WGRY)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge No. 778
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69264, -93.27332   (decimal degrees)
39°41'34" N, 93°16'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/476564/4393680 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fountain Grove
Inventory number
BH 66402 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 1, 2017: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "Wabash Railroad"
  • March 3, 2015: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Wabash & Grand River Railroad - Locust Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted August 5, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Cool, thanks John

Wabash & Grand River Railroad - Locust Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted August 5, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Possibly 1910s-1920s? Itís difficult to tell, but the size of the girders and the concrete piers seem to suggest at least a range around that time period.

Wabash & Grand River Railroad - Locust Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted August 5, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Getting to this thing was a scary drive through flooded roads, and upon arrival tried even harder to get on the bridge to look for a plaque potentially on other side in full, sweaty body-cover bug-proof regalia, but to no avail, forest of vines, trees, every form of vegetation...neat one though, huge girder on abandoned line - guess on date?