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BNSF - Cuivre River Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #105991

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Overview
Three-span through truss bridge over Cuivre River on the BNSF Railway at Old Monroe
Location
Old Monroe, Lincoln County, Missouri, and St. Charles County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Lassig Branch)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
From north to south:
One pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss, 110 feet long
One pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss, 154 feet long
One pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss, 110 feet long
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 154.0 ft.
Total length: 374.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF - Old Monroe Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92876, -90.74533   (decimal degrees)
38°55'44" N, 90°44'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/695441/4311287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winfield
Land survey
Survey #1795 (T. 48 N., R. 2 E.)
Inventory number
BH 21918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2020: Updated by Chris Perry: Bridge has been replaced
  • February 25, 2019: Updated by Chris Perry: Slated for Replacement
  • May 7, 2018: New photos from David Huffman
  • June 24, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 21, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city.
  • October 8, 2010: New Street View added by Mark Dellbringge
  • June 6, 2005: Posted new photos

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Comments 

BNSF - Cuivre River Bridge
Posted June 20, 2020, by Butch Getz (bgeep40 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge has been replaced by another. Work completed on 6-3 & 6-4-2020.

Photos can be seen here: http://stationmaster.rrpicturearchives.net/archivethumbs.asp...

Butch

BNSF - Cuivre River Bridge
Posted August 10, 2019, by Butch Getz (bgeep40 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photo uploaded of work in progress.....

BNSF - Cuivre River Bridge
Posted August 10, 2019, by Butch Getz (bgeep40 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to the following website, the bridge was constructed in 1901: http://johnmarvigbridges.org/Old%20Monroe%20Rail%20Bridge.ht...

They are actively working to replace it. Photos in my camera, not downloaded yet, as of 8-10-19.

Old Monroe Railroad Bridge
Posted April 11, 2010, by scott (stiek [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Any idea how old this bridge is?