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Louisiana Railroad Bridge

Louisiana Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 20, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Kansas City Southern) Over Mississippi River
Location
Louisiana: Pike County, Missouri and Pike County, Illinois: United States
Structure Type
Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Rim Bearing Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 12 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 By Builder/Contractor: Lassig Bridge and Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1945
Main Span Length
444 Feet (135.33 Meters)
Structure Length
2053 Feet (625.75 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 8 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge has a variety of spans in part due to some of the spans being replaced over time. From west to east: 1898 Pratt through truss, 1898 swing span, two 1897 Camelback through truss spans, 2 1945 Warren through truss spans, a 1945 polygonal Warren truss span, and two 1905 Pratt through truss spans.

 

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