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Katy Trail - Little Bonne Femme Creek Bridge

Photos 

View from southwest

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #103895

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Bonne Femme Creek on the Katy Trail
Location
Boone County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of Katy Trail State Park
History
Built 1898
Builder
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.81815, -92.38540   (decimal degrees)
38°49'05" N, 92°23'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/553355/4296776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jamestown
Inventory number
BH 20908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 21, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 30, 2005: Posted new photos

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Comments 

Little Bonne Femme Katy Trail Bridge
Posted April 14, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

Last week Budget Travel named the KATY trail one of ten "Hidden Gems" in the US.

The write up states that: "The largest rails-to-trails conversion in America, the 240-mile Katy Trail spans Missouri's midsection, from Clinton in the west to Machens in the east, along the former track of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad (a.k.a. the Katy). The mostly flat path is open to hikers and cyclists—and in some sections, horseback riders—and traverses historic railroad bridges, tunnels, forests, valleys, and open fields. In spots, it skirts the edge of the Missouri River."