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Abandoned GMO - Pearl River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Pearl River on Abandoned Gulf, Mobile, & Ohio Railroad
Location
Hinds County, Mississippi, and Rankin County, Mississippi
Status
Abandoned
Railroad
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.32076, -90.15290   (decimal degrees)
32°19'15" N, 90°09'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/768031/3579552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jackson
Inventory number
BH 50804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2012: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • January 4, 2012: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Abandoned Pearl River Railroad Bridge
Posted February 17, 2014, by Kelly Tucker (ktucker [at] csh [dot] msstate [dot] edu)

This bridge was on the GM&ORR that came into Jackson from the NE. The station is still downtown right below the Old Capitol. I explored this bridge on 2/16/2014 and found the west approach trestle to be intact for about 2/3 of the way to the bridge with the last 1/3 having been burned thus the rails in the air without support. The trains had to climb up the trestle to get to the bridge. One can get to the bridge by going under the trestle and following the path around the burned out timbers; not a hard walk at all.