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Fairground Street Bridge


West Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in October 2007

BH Photo #132920

Street View 


Abandoned Pratt through truss over Illinois Central Railroad on Fairground St; one span was approach span Dubuque RR Bridge (1868 bridge) shortened by 1 panel (approx. 12 ft). 2nd span was also a RR bridge of unknown origin - shortened by 13.5 ft.
Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi
One span was approach span on 1868 Dubuque RR Bridge; erected here in 1895; one panel removed; 2nd span relocated from unknown location; both spans built by the Keystone Bridge Company; closed to traffic 1993
- Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Co. (former owner of 1 span)
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Two wrought-iron, pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 91.9 ft.
Total length: 173.3 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1988
Also called
Dubuque Railroad Bridge (1/2 was approach span 1868 bridge)
Fair Ground Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.33783, -90.89046   (decimal degrees)
32°20'16" N, 90°53'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/698542/3579838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vicksburg West
635 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88002420 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 39077 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • February 22, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • November 24, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: Updated coordinates/history
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added NRHP record number
  • February 3, 2009: Added HAER photos
  • February 3, 2009: Added by David Backlin

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Posted October 27, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)


This was the most recent development I could find on this bridge. Looks like the plan is to move it to a park.

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Posted December 11, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Perhaps this historic bridge could be disassembled and stored until later reuse?

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Posted December 11, 2018, by Steve Lindsey (stevelindsey60 [at] hotmail [dot] com)
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Posted December 3, 2014, by Anonymous

A MUST for our family's (early 1970's) Sunday afternoon drive was to drive down Fairground St., over the bridge over the train switching station.

My young stepson (age 7) rode his bicycle often with his father. Approaching the Fairground Street bridge, there was a sign posted, "Danger" and underneath, "Bridge." Interpreting this as a dangerous bridge, he approached it like a young James Bond!He was disappointed.

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Posted April 22, 2014, by Zachary S

Well this is especially historic and impressive for a bridge still existing in Mississippi.