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BNSF - Grand River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Three-span through truss bridge over Grand River on BNSF Railway between Bosworth and Mendon
Location
Chariton County, Missouri, and Carroll County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910, Replaced 2017
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Three-span through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50321, -93.26775   (decimal degrees)
39°30'12" N, 93°16'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/476980/4372655 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hale
Inventory number
BH 44977 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 22, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

BNSF - Grand River Bridge
Posted August 26, 2017, by John Marvig

As a civil engineering student, I find the process of replacing it fascinating. Because this line sees a train approximately every 5-10 minutes in this spot, minimizing closures is critical. As a result, the replacement involves constructing the new trusses and switching them out using large platforms.

BNSF - Grand River Bridge
Posted August 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting. Obviously, trusses still have a use in bridge construction today.

BNSF - Grand River Bridge
Posted August 26, 2017, by John Marvig

Field visited this bridge today. Currently being replaced by a modern truss.