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HZGX - Platte River Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021

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BH Photo #496957

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Platte River on Herzog Contracting Corporation
Location
Buchanan County, Missouri
Status
Used as a storage track
Railroads
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Herzog Contracting Corporation (HZGX)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
CB&Q - Platte River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.72524, -94.70577   (decimal degrees)
39°43'31" N, 94°42'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/353810/4398653 (zone/easting/northing)
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Agency
Inventory number
BH 70139 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 4, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
  • November 26, 2015: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

HZGX - Platte River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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!

HZGX - Platte River Bridge
Posted May 1, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

....aaah yes indeed, thanks

HZGX - Platte River Bridge
Posted May 1, 2021, by Luke

Nick, those piers belong to http://bridgehunter.com/mo/buchanan/bh86815/

HZGX - Platte River Bridge
Posted May 1, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

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

HZGX - Platte River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2019, by Jim Peeler (jspeeler [at] centurylink [dot] net)

My mistake, you're right.

HZGX - Platte River Bridge
Posted October 3, 2019, by Luke

The RI bridge was to the north of this one.

HZGX - Platte River Bridge
Posted October 3, 2019, by Jim Peeler (jspeeler [at] centurylink [dot] net)

This appears to have been a branch of the Rock Island RR that ran to St. Joe from the main line at Altamont.

CB&Q Railroad over Platte River Bridge
Posted December 4, 2015, by Rick Schott (stjorickster [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.