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East Branch Railroad Bridge

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West side of north span

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2018

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BH Photo #438823

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over East Branch Little Blue River on Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Location
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Spans fabricated 1898 and erected 1899
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03585, -94.33266   (decimal degrees)
39°02'09" N, 94°19'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/384658/4321599 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 28
Elevation
761 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 83588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder based off of plaque outline in rust
  • November 24, 2018: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

East Branch Railroad Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Clark,

Certainly not the worst condition Iíve ever seen a structure in, but also not a good sign. A lot of structures on the KC-Roodhouse IL route were built about the same time.

East Branch Railroad Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The Lassig just RR west is 1900 so this one should be as old. This one seems to have suffered from corrosion more than the truss.

East Branch Railroad Bridge
Posted November 24, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Clark,

Only one year off on the date! My 1979 track profile lists a fabrication date of 1898 and an erection date of 1899. I have updated accordingly.