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RI - Middle Sugar Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2012

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BH Photo #235063

Map 

Description 

This bridge is the middle of three identical spans built by the CRI&P Railroad over Sugar Creek west of Meta, MO. It carried trains from its construction in 1903 until its disuse in 1979.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CRI&P RR
Location
Miller County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca 1903 by the CRI&P RR
Builders
- A.J. Tullock of Leavenworth, Kansas
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
150' Pinned Pratt truss with 60' deck girder approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Also called
Rock island Bridge 1370
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31126, -92.20806   (decimal degrees)
38°18'41" N, 92°12'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/569236/4240647 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meta
Land survey
41N-12W-12
Elevation
580 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
Rock island Bridge 1370
BH 52862 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 18, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed name to reflect position
  • November 21, 2012: Updated by Brian Parkinson: Description added.
  • July 12, 2012: New photos from Clark Vance
  • July 11, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

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Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com