BNSF - Salt River Bridge
Salt River RR #1
Photo taken by K. Allen Ballard December 20, 2017
BH Photo #414283
This crossing was the site of several skirmishes between Union & Confederate forces during the Civil War. Shelby County history relates that a Union encampment & regular patrols was established here to prevent rebel burning. This line would have been the Hannibal & St. Joe RR at that time. There are older abutments visible here besides the present ones in use.
- Pratt deck truss bridge over Salt River on BNSF Railway
- Shelby County, Missouri
- Open to traffic
- - BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Pratt deck truss
Total length: 265.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.66628, -91.90041 (decimal degrees)
39°39'59" N, 91°54'01" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/594316/4391296 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 71052 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 21, 2017: Updated by K. Allen Ballard: Added History note from recollection.
- February 18, 2016: Added by John Marvig
- John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
- K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com