Rating:
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BNSF - Lake Springfield Bridge

Photos 

South Approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in March 2009

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BH Photo #135758

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Lake Springfield on BNSF (formerly Frisco/BN) Railway in Springfield
Location
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in the early 1950's with the creation of Lake Springfield by the Frisco Railroad
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt through truss
Also called
Frisco - Lake Springfield Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.12164, -93.24029   (decimal degrees)
37°07'18" N, 93°14'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478654/4108393 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ozark
Inventory number
BH 41817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,248)
Beam (14,381)
Greene County, Missouri (99)
Missouri (6,136)
Open (38,218)
Owned by railroad (11,104)
Pratt through truss (5,006)
Pratt truss (8,741)
Railroad (14,370)
Springfield, Missouri (42)
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (198)
Through truss (14,047)
Timber stringer (3,707)
Truss (31,238)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • March 23, 2009: Updated by Nathan Morton
  • March 22, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Lake Springfield Bridge
Posted June 29, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The ashlar piers suggest this bridge has been here over a century. The 1950 date may be when they added the concrete caps and raised the approaches.

BNSF - Lake Springfield Bridge
Posted June 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would agree. I would guess 1910 at the latest.

BNSF - Lake Springfield Bridge
Posted June 29, 2017, by John Marvig

This certainly doesn't look like a 1950s railroad bridge to me. Looks more like a ca. 1910 bridge.