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Sibley Railroad Bridge (Old)

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First bridge

This postcard shows the first bridge, a three-span Whipple through truss

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Overview
Three-span through truss railroad bridge over the Missouri River at Sibley
Location
Jackson County, Missouri, and Ray County, Missouri
Status
Replaced
History
Built 1887-88 as a three-span Whipple through truss, replaced 1915
Builders
- Edgemoor Iron Works of Wilmington, Delaware (Superstructure)
- Octave Chanute of Paris, France
- Sooysmith & Co. of New York (Substructure)
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Dimensions
Total length: 4,060.2 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17906, -94.17956   (decimal degrees)
39°10'45" N, 94°10'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/398116/4337309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buckner
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 2
Elevation
770 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 21716 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2016: Updated by Luke: Edited entry to solely be for the 1887 truss, added builder
  • November 14, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
  • December 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added Octave Chanute to builder's section.
  • June 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type and technical info.
  • January 3, 2010: New photos from Eric Kinkhorst
  • December 9, 2009: New photos from Joshua Collins
  • September 14, 2008: Updated design

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Sibley Railroad Bridge
Posted January 20, 2008, by Bruce Bridges (railfan727 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is on BNSF Railway's ex-Santa Fe "Transcon" main line.