Friday, April 1, 2016

BNSF/CP Crescent RR Bridge over Mississippi in Rock Island, IL

(Bridge Hunter, not in Historic Bridges, John A. Weeks III, People's River HistorySatellite)

Note in the satellite image that the southern three spans are in an arc because the tracks run close to the river front.
Bridge was built by the Rock Island Bridge And Terminal Company. The Davenport, Rock Island, and Northwestern Railroad took control of the bridge in 1901, where it was jointly owned by the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy and the Milwaukee Road. In 1995, Canadian Pacific (the former Soo Line) took over the Milwaukee Road, taking the Iowa side track. The Burlington Northern ended up with the bridge and the Illinois track, which became the BNSF when the BN merged with the Santa Fe Railroad. (John A. Weeks III)
William Brown posted
The former DRI&NW/BN now BNSF Crescent Bridge between Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa Bridge yesterday. From the Mississippi River Facebook page.
William Brown posted
DRI&NW Crescent Bridge from Retro Quad Cities:
John Vize posted
The Crescent Railroad Bridge, between Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa, taken from the Rock Haven 09/30/17.

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