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DM&E RR -Medicine Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through Plate Girder bridge over Little Medicine Creek on UP
Location
Galt, Grundy County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Railroad
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
Design
Girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.12144, -93.37980   (decimal degrees)
40°07'17" N, 93°22'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/467638/4441305 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83471 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2018: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad"
  • November 14, 2018: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

DM&E RR -Medicine Creek Bridge
Posted November 17, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dana,

In an earlier picture posted, you can see members for the replacement bridge of this wooden truss. I would guess these pics were from the mid 1890s.

DM&E RR -Medicine Creek Bridge
Posted November 17, 2018, by dana

Other one

DM&E RR -Medicine Creek Bridge
Posted November 17, 2018, by Dana

George John Art, River profile appears different of course that can change over 100 years or so.

DM&E RR -Medicine Creek Bridge
Posted November 17, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,I think James Baughn found the previous bridge that was located here by the picture he found on ebay.The location is Gault,Missouri which i think makes it the bridge mentioned.Of course I could be wrong.

DM&E RR -Medicine Creek Bridge
Posted November 16, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm guessing this girder bridge replaced an older steel truss. Other parts of this Milwaukee Road mainline between Davenport, Iowa and Kansas City were upgraded through the 1930s and 1940s. I would estimate that the previous metal truss bridge was probably built in the 1890s, when major upgrades of the line occurred according to Milwaukee Road annual reports. The wooden bridge probably dates to 1881, when the railroad built through Galt.

DM&E RR -Medicine Creek Bridge
Posted November 16, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

James wondered about this crossing the other day. Wasn't sure

UP -Medicine Creek Bridge
Posted November 15, 2018, by Luke

Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (Now technically Canadian Pacific, but there's rumours of the DM&E coming back) And it's a TPG.