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Wabash Railroad Bridge #1990

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #1990

View looking west

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Description 

Information from the 1902 Bridge & Building Book for the Western Division, Wabash Railroad Co.

The original bridge had been replaced and raised over the years, in order to provide more clearance for hi-cube boxcars & stack trains on the ATSF mainline.

The north abutment has been essentially removed, and on top of the old right-of-way sits an enclosed shelter for viewing train traffic on the BNSF mainline running from Kansas City to Chicago.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe mainline on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Location
La Plata, Macon County, Missouri
Status
Demolished account of line abandonment
History
Bridge constructed 1887, removed in the late 1990's when the ex-Wabash line from Moberly (MO) to Des Moines (IA) was removed
Builder
- Unknown
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash/ATSF Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02965, -92.48994   (decimal degrees)
40°01'47" N, 92°29'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/543520/4431172 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Plata
Inventory number
BH 63810 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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