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RI - Cimarron River Bridge

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Description 

Notorious for having collapsed on September 18, 1906 sending Rock Island Number 12, a passenger train, into the river. At least 100 died, making it one of the nation's worst railroad accidents.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Cimarron River on Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Location
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1889
Railroads
- Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railway (CK&N)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Also called
CK&N- Cimarron River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.95237, -97.91501   (decimal degrees)
35°57'09" N, 97°54'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/597848/3979209 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dover
Inventory number
BH 49052 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Railroad"
  • July 5, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

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