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StJ&S - Dillon Creek Trestle

Photo 

Postcard

BH Photo #103537

Map 

Description 

A report at: http://books.google.com/books?id=TqbmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA426&lpg=P...

describes a proposed 500 foot steel trestle over Dillon Creek on this interurban. They probably opted for the cheaper wood.

In topo maps of the 1920s the line appears to follow the highway (US 71) closely. By the 1960 edition the highway was expanded to four lanes and the valley filled. Most likely the location of the trestle is completely buried.

Facts 

Overview
Lost wooden trestle on St. Joseph and Savannah Interurban Railway near Savannah
Location
Andrew County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1911
Railroads
- Interurban
- St. Joseph & Savannah Interurban Railway (StJ&S)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 500.0 ft.
Also called
Savannah Interurban Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92139, -94.81525   (decimal degrees)
39°55'17" N, 94°48'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/344868/4420609 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Savannah
Inventory number
BH 20724 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Timber Trestle"
  • April 17, 2006: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com