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Chicago & Alton Blue Branch Bridge

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South side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2016

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BH Photo #359246

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KCS Blue Branch Details

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Posted by John Marvig

IC 1978 Track Chart Clipping

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Description 

Built by Chicago & Alton, later Illinois Central Gulf, now KCS.

The next bridge to the east was built in 1928 and has period concrete piers and abutments. This bridge has stone abutments which may date back to the original build date for the rail line, ca. 1878.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Blue Branch on Kansas City Southern RW (former Chicago & Alton)
Location
Grain Valley, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1892
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01319, -94.23028   (decimal degrees)
39°00'47" N, 94°13'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/393486/4318959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oak Grove
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 33
Elevation
800 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 72887 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2017: Document added by John Marvig
  • October 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Chicago & Alton Railroad", "Illinois Central Railroad", "railroad", "Kansas City Southern Railway"
  • July 25, 2016: New photos from Clark Vance
  • July 23, 2016: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Chicago & Alton Blue Branch Bridge
Posted October 9, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Clark,

I agree that it would be nice to have a section for track charts like that. While the IC ones are the nicest and provide build dates; I have quite a collection of midwest railroad charts which other users would likely find helpful.

Chicago & Alton Blue Branch Bridge
Posted October 8, 2017, by John Marvig

Clark,

In response to your questions on the C&A bridges, I added the dates as they were listed in a 1970s Illinois Central Gulf track chart. Hope this helps

Chicago & Alton Blue Branch Bridge
Posted October 8, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Is there a source on the added build date?