Rating:
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Fairground Street Bridge

Photos 

West Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in October 2007

BH Photo #132920

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss over Illinois Central Railroad on Fairground St; one span was approach span Dubuque RR Bridge (1868 bridge) shortened by 1 panel (approx. 12 ft). 2nd span was also a RR bridge of unknown origin - shortened by 13.5 ft.
Location
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi
Status
Abandoned
History
One span was approach span on 1868 Dubuque RR Bridge; erected here in 1895; one panel removed; 2nd span relocated from unknown location; both spans built by the Keystone Bridge Company; closed to traffic 1993
Builders
- Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Co. (former owner of 1 span)
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Two wrought-iron, pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 91.9 ft.
Total length: 173.3 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1988
Also called
Dubuque Railroad Bridge (1/2 was approach span 1868 bridge)
Fair Ground Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.33783, -90.89046   (decimal degrees)
32°20'16" N, 90°53'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/698542/3579838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vicksburg West
Elevation
635 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88002420 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 39077 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/1991)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
200

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • February 22, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • November 24, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: Updated coordinates/history
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added NRHP record number
  • February 3, 2009: Added HAER photos
  • February 3, 2009: Added by David Backlin

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Comments 

Fairground Street Bridge
Posted December 3, 2014, by Anonymous

A MUST for our family's (early 1970's) Sunday afternoon drive was to drive down Fairground St., over the bridge over the train switching station.

My young stepson (age 7) rode his bicycle often with his father. Approaching the Fairground Street bridge, there was a sign posted, "Danger" and underneath, "Bridge." Interpreting this as a dangerous bridge, he approached it like a young James Bond!He was disappointed.

Fairground Street Bridge
Posted April 22, 2014, by Zachary S

Well this is especially historic and impressive for a bridge still existing in Mississippi.