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BNSF - Tombigee River Bridge

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Old Aberdeen Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in May 2010

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BH Photo #166332

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Description 

Original swing truss bridge built 1887 by the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad; Center pier removed in 1969 and Baltimore truss installed by the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad

Facts 

Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on BNSF Railway
Location
Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Original swing truss bridge built 1887; Swing truss and center pier removed in 1969 and Baltimore through truss span installed
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad (KCM&B)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.0 ft.
Total length: 198.0 ft.
Also called
Frisco Tombigee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.82709, -88.53793   (decimal degrees)
33°49'38" N, 88°32'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/357681/3744048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aberdeen
Inventory number
BH 45383 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2010: Added by C Hanchey

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Comments 

BNSF - Tombigee River Bridge
Posted March 19, 2015, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge does not look like a 1969 bridge, but instead could have been relocated. Evidence cited is the fact the bridge is a Baltimore design, as opposed to a warren design In addition it lacks punch-plate diagonals, typical of railroad truss bridges of the 1960s and 70s.