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MILW - Fishing River ridge

Photos 

East pier seen from Main Street (Interurban) bridge

Photo taken by Clark Vance in October 2013

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BH Photo #268085

Map 

Description 

Two abutments and two ashlar piers. Shelf on abutments and pier height suggests a deck plate girder.

1914 map shows Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul RR. This line moved to a more north alignment in 1930. By 1942 the original alignment shows as a spur from northeast of town to (coal?) mines on the SW edge of town.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fishing River on Railroad
Location
Mosby, Clay County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Railroad shown as spur on 1945 map
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Deck plate girder (from pier design)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.31542, -94.29939   (decimal degrees)
39°18'55" N, 94°17'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/387982/4352584 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kearney
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 17
Elevation
770 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 58319 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added info on rail history, identified RR.
  • October 7, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Railroad", "Stone piers"

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Milwaukee Road Fishing River Bridge
Posted November 20, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Interesting to compare the piers to this one:

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/linn/milw-railroad/