Monday, June 13, 2016

CB&Q Bridge over Mississippis River at Burlington, IA

Steven J. Brown posted
(Bridge Hunter (old),  Bridge Hunter (new, 2012)John A. Weeks IIIBirds-Eye View)

Steven's comment:
In case you were wondering; It is possible to catch the California Zephyr crossing the Mississippi at West Burlington, Iowa then drive twenty miles and catch the Southwest Chief crossing at Ft. Madison, Iowa. Well, at least it worked out that way for me - June 11, 2002.
Google Photo 

Once again, the Birds-Eye View is the oldest view and it still shows the swing bridge. Bing's satellite image shows the 2012 bridge during construction and Google's satellite image shows it all done.

Bird's Eye View
Bing Satellite
Google Satellite, note a train is going over the bridge.
Update:
I didn't realize that it was so tricky to aim for the opening. Do they come in on an angle because of river currents? No wonder the Coast Guard wanted the movable span changed.
David Gulden posted
ALEXANDER MACKENZIE
Adam DeSimone: Looks like Burlington

Robert Daly posted three photos with the comment: "The BNSF bridge over the Mississippi at Burlington, April 13 2013. It was built in 2010 to replace a former CB&Q bridge from the 19th century and is the newest rail crossing of the river."
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When I saw the road in the foreground of Robert's first photo, I checked out the street view from it.
Street View

Kathy Thomas posted, cropped
ROCK ISLAND passing Burlington IA.
[The paint job indicates it is a USACE towboat. Note the crane on the barge.]



Dick Hovey posted
October 20, 1986 rear end of an East bounder crosses the Mississippi river bridge at sunset in Burlington.
Jeff Metcalf posted three pictures with the comment: "Burlington Iowa, floated out Old swing span, floated in new Lift Span, and bingo New Bridge."
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Jason Smith posted
A section of the new bridge waiting to be floated into place during the Burlington bridge replacement back in 2011.
Daniel Fredrickson posted three photos with the comment:
I was aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr #6 on Wednesday, and I snapped a few photos of the train crossing the Mississippi River after being delayed about 10-15 minutes for river traffic. Enjoy!
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The National Steel Bridge Alliance of the American Institute of Steel Construction awarded this bridge a prize in 2012 and the announcement page has the following twenty photos of the bridge and its construction.
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Kevin Krotz posted
BNSF lift span bridge over the Mississippi River in Burlington Iowa.
Picture shared with permission from Roy Rocky Phillips
Daniel Fredrickson posted three photos with the comment:
I was aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr #6 on Wednesday, and I snapped a few photos of the train crossing the Mississippi River after being delayed about 10-15 minutes for river traffic. Enjoy!

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Screenshot

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Jeff Lewis commented on a post


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A video following two SD70MAC locomotives in the executive paint scheme as they cross the bridge
Chuck Morris: Best looking diesel locomotives ever: CB&Q E5, GN SDP45 in Big Sky Blue, ATSF F7 Warbonnet, and BN/BNSF SD70MAC in Cream and Green.
Justin Sandlin: No 40/idle, no locomotive isolation, no TripOptimizer, just coal railroading how god intended it. Outstanding video! [I don't understand these but I presume they are various computer controlled functions.]

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