BNSF Beardstown Bridge

This bridge crosses the Illinois River near Beardstown

The original bridge was built in 1869. It was a swing bridge. This bridge was modified. It is currently a through truss vertical lift bridge. It has one track. The longest span is 300 feet. The bridge is currently used by BNSF. In the past, it was used by CBQ.

Beardstown Railroad Bridge

Beardstown Railroad Bridge

Beardstown Railroad Bridge

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