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Rock Island Spur Trail - Crawford Creek Bridge (W)

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Rock Island Spur Trail Crawford Creek Bridge (W)

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2019

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BH Photo #460659

Description 

Built using secondhand materials to replace a pile trestle. "7598" painted under removed plaque on east span, possibly indicating the span came from mile 759.8, which traces back to Amarillo, Texas.

Facts 

Overview
Through plate girder bridge over Crawford Creek Diversion Channel on Rock Island Spur Trail
Location
Cass County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians/bicyclists only
History
Built Ca. 1980 using secondhand parts; converted to trail 2016
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 175.0 ft.
Also called
RI Bridge #2542
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70735, -94.15548   (decimal degrees)
38°42'26" N, 94°09'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/399532/4284935 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Lynne
Inventory number
BH 64360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added information

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