Photo submitted by Bill Black
BH Photo #107997
I inspected this bridge very closely inside the open spandrel, and it appears to have an outer facade that was added many years after the original open-spandrel bridge was built. There is evidence of the addition upon close inspection. The bridge owner may have wanted to strengthen it somewhat and felt the outer concrete would do that sufficiently.
The KCS is a busy railroad. In the first 30 minutes I was there, two trains both in the same eastbound direction were noted.
Very impressive structure.
Here's an aerial view on Bing maps:
what is the date of this bridge and whydoes it not have a date of contruction?
This bridge is on Kansas City Southern Railway. It was formerly Illinois Central, ICG and Mid-South. It is part of the KCS "Meridian Speedway" route.
photos taken 8/7/2008