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MKT - Paris Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Post through truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt River on MK&T RR
Location
Paris, Monroe County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1873
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois (Based off of Boonville Bridge, built at the same time on the same line.)
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT; Katy)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Post through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.48541, -91.99840   (decimal degrees)
39°29'07" N, 91°59'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/586135/4371124 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 54 N., R. 10 W., Sec. 11
Elevation
670 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 83700 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2018: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Old Stagecoach Stop - Old MK&T bridge at Paris, MO 1908

Comments 

MKT Paris Bridge
Posted December 5, 2018, by Luke

Looks like a Post to me.

According to railfans, the MKT built to Hannibal in 1873, and they were leased by the MoPac from 1880-1888.

http://www.missouri-central.railfan.net/history1.html