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Fairground Street Bridge

Fairground Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 12, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fairground Street Over Railroad (Kansas City Southern Railroad)
Location
Vicksburg: Warren County, Mississippi: United States
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Wood Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1868 By Builder/Contractor: Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1895
Main Span Length
92 Feet (28 Meters)
Structure Length
512 Feet (156 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
999907347500010

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This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: The future of this bridge is uncertain and it may be at risk for demolition!

This is the oldest and most significant historic bridge in Mississippi, and its future is uncertain. The main spans of the bridge consist of one span from the original Mississippi River Railroad Bridge at Dubuque, Iowa (dating to 1868) and another span from an unknown location. The two spans were moved and installed here in 1895. The east span is 81.8 feet and the west span is 91.6 feet. The west span appears to be the span from the Dubuque bridge. The two spans are both Keystone column bridges of very similar design, however the overhead bracing differs between the two spans.

View Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Documentation For This Bridge

Two other spans from the original Dubuque Bridge were preserved in Iowa, here, and also here. Visit those pages to learn more about the Dubuque bridge.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Keystone Columns

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
32.337841,-90.890490

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