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UP - Rush Creek Bridge

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UP Rush Creek Bridge

Undergoing replacement

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2019

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BH Photo #460418

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Description 

Main line built 1931 and shared between Rock Island (now Union Pacific) and Milwaukee Road (now Canadian Pacific/Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern).

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Rush Creek and Route H on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri
Status
Superstructure replaced, north approach and piers retained
History
Built 1931, girders replaced 2019
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 570.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25375, -94.40012   (decimal degrees)
39°15'13" N, 94°24'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/379192/4345870 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kearney SW
Inventory number
BH 72481 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 11, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information, noted ongoing replacement
  • June 11, 2016: New Street View added by James Baughn

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