Hannibal Rail Road Bridge - Hannibal, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 43.341 W 091° 21.861
15S E 640185 N 4398220
Vertical lift railroad bridge located on north side of Hannibal, Missouri across the Mississippi River.
Waymark Code: WM1CT9
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 04/07/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member familygeo
Views: 101

Originally built in 1871 as a swing bridge for the Wabash Railroad. The bridge was the only bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Hannibal until 1935 when the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge was opened for automobiles. The bridge was converted to a vertical lift bridge in 1994 to improve waterway clearance. The vertical lift span was moved from Florence, Alabama where it spanned the Tennessee River to its current location. The swing span was removed and new lift span placed in 17.5 hours and the bridge was operational within the allotted 3 day period. The bridge is currently owned and operated by the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
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