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Glasgow Bridge from southwest along with rail bridge upstream from it. The bridge is single lane now with a stop light on either side.

The Glasgow Railroad Bridge is four-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River belonging to the Kansas City Southern railroad between Howard County, Missouri and Saline County, Missouri.

It was originally built in 1878-79 by Gen. William Sooy Smith for the Chicago and Alton railroad as a five-span Whipple through truss and described as the world's first all-steel bridge. In 1900 it was rebuilt with Parker truss spans. Its previous owner was Gateway Western. It was damaged in the Great Flood of 1993.

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Coordinates: 39°13′22″N 92°51′00″W / 39.2227°N 92.8501°W / 39.2227; -92.8501


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