Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021
BH Photo #496957
Iím also seeing two distinctly different trusses. Itís possible at least one isnít in an original location, or the bridge was upgraded at some point. Nice work!
....aaah yes indeed, thanks
Nick, those piers belong to http://bridgehunter.com/mo/buchanan/bh86815/
Parked at Saxton Fishing Area Access lot, walked north on path along Platte River to this one....no plaques, at least on west end...pretty spot, evidence of another bridge from long ago with stone abutments just to north
My mistake, you're right.
The RI bridge was to the north of this one.
This appears to have been a branch of the Rock Island RR that ran to St. Joe from the main line at Altamont.
This bridge has recently been rehabbed (ca. 2006) for use and owned by the Herzog corporation to store track testing equipment on the east side of the Platte river along with temporary storage of coal cars waiting to be rehabbed at a facility west of the river. I used to jump off this bridge in my teens 1996-98 at which time the tracks ended on the east side of the approach.