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Date: 09/16/13 18:38
bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinois...
Author: tpwman

http://www.cantondailyledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20130916%2FNEWS%2F130919458#ixzz2f6h4GkNu&refresh=true


Train cars lay in the Spoon River east of Marietta Monday after a train headed eastbound crossed a bridge as it collapsed. The engine reportedly made it across the river, and no one appeared to be injured. No further information was available as of Monday night. The Fulton County Sheriffs Department is investigating.s Department is investigating.


SEVILLE — No injuries have been reported after a bridge collapsed and dumped train cars into the Spoon River.
Minimal information was available Monday evening, but the Fulton County Sheriff's Department is investigating. The train's engine reportedly made it safely across the river.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.




Date: 09/16/13 18:41
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: toledopatch

This is on the Keokuk Junction/Peoria & Western -- the railroad with the ex-Algoma Central FP7s. They're going to be hurtin' without that bridge, and it'll be interesting to see if they have the resources to rebuild it.



Date: 09/16/13 18:43
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: tpwman

i think they may be done. i hope not but fear it is a death nail...



Date: 09/16/13 19:10
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: Josiah

Do we have a picture of the bridge before collapse? It appears to have been a truss bridge. How long of a span?



Date: 09/16/13 19:59
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: tpwman

from http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2217073



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/13 20:00 by tpwman.




Date: 09/17/13 04:59
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: trainboy03

Here's a view of the bridge back on April 19, 2010. The bridge was built in the late 1800's and that wood piling in the middle of a bridge like this just doesn't look right. I have heard the railroad will rebuild. What they will do in the meantime is up in the air, though.

Erik




Date: 09/17/13 05:08
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: Rathole

That is (was) about the flimsiest bridge I've ever seen!



Date: 09/17/13 05:29
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: Labby

Info. and pictures about this bridge are at bridgehunter.com under Fulton County.

The KJRY Spoon River Bridge was built by the Bridge and Iron Works of Detroit in 1890.



Date: 09/17/13 05:36
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: robj

The bridge does not look too god but considering engines made it there is always the chance that a derailment
occurred first which very often seems the case in bridge failures.

Bob



Date: 09/17/13 08:45
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: AndrewBlaszczyk

Here are two shots from the east side of the bridge taken on 4/26/10.






Date: 09/17/13 09:01
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: milepost180

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Date: 09/17/13 09:02
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: milepost180

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Date: 09/17/13 09:39
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: P

We're going to need a crane.



Date: 09/17/13 11:19
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: TipsyMcStagger

Anyone else have the reaction "Oh thank God the engines made it" ?



Date: 09/17/13 12:53
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: NS19K

TipsyMcStagger Wrote:
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> Anyone else have the reaction "Oh thank God the
> engines made it" ?


Yes, especially if they were the F units.



Date: 09/17/13 13:13
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: glendale

Anyone have any idea what was in the tank cars? I'm assuming they were empty/non hazardous since I haven't seen any mention of a leak.



Date: 09/17/13 14:13
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: tx_trainman43

Looks like there going to need a fleet of bulldozers just to clear that jungle so they can GET to the bridge!!!!



Date: 09/17/13 14:36
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: ns1000

WOOOOOOOOOOW....!!!! Thank goodness no one got hurt!!!



Date: 09/17/13 14:53
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: 4000Class

Think that it was soybean oil in the tanks.



Date: 09/17/13 15:05
Re: bridge collapse over Spoon River in central Illinoi
Author: 4000Class

Nope. Wrong! It wuz corn syrup.

In any event, it's gonna take a while for the crews to empty those tanks as all they have are,... spoons.



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