Thursday, August 31, 2017

UP/Rock Island Bridge over Crooked River near Elmira, MO

(Bridge Hunter)
This bridge is unusual because it uses concrete arches for the approaches and a truss for the center span.
scanned from Engineering News-Record page 605 from Bridge Hunter
Paul Hamby posted eight images with the comment: "Bridge over Crooked River. built in 1931 by Rock Island. Still in use today by UP. photos from 1931 and 2015." Since the group is public, I'll let you click the "posted" link. These comments are what motivated me to research this bridge.
Monte Olsen Is this on the realignment that, along with the Great Depression, bankrupted the Rock Island?
Paul Hamby Yes. This is the new in 1931 bridge over Crooked Creek.

Bridge Hunter

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