Monday, May 7, 2018

EVWR/L&N 1926 Bridge over Wabash River southeast of Maunie, IL

(Bridge Hunter, no Historic Bridges)    EVWR = Evansville & Western Railway

Satellite, Swing Span
Bill Molony reports in the Man/June 2018 Blackhawk Railway Historical Societ newsletter, Spike and Tie, that the US Department of Transportation has granted $10 million dollars to rebuild the wood trestle approaches to the bridge. It sounds like the wood has not been replaced in this humid environment since 1926.   A Press Release

Bill includes a nice summary of the EVWR:
This railroad commenced its first operations on January 1, 2006. The line was once part of the Louisville & Nashville's former Saint Louis Subdivision route that previously terminated in the metro-area of East St. Louis, Illinois before being embargoed and slightly shortened under CSX ownership during the fall of 1993.
Satellite, Illinois Approach
Satellite, Indiana Approach
Bridge Hunter includes photos of a train on the timber trestle.

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