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Frisco - Palmer Slough Trestle

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Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Craig Meador

Map 

Description 

This bridge carried the St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Railroad's Line from Nash, MO to Hoxie, AR. The portion of the route including this bridge, from Nash to Pocahontas, AR, was abandoned on December 1, 1965. After 42 years of inactivity, the bridge was removed in Autumn of 2007.

Facts 

Overview
Lost wooden trestle on the Frisco Hoxie Branch Railroad over Palmer Slough near Sportmen's Park in Poplar Bluff
Location
Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri
Status
Removed
History
Demolished Fall 2007
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.76310, -90.37815   (decimal degrees)
36°45'47" N, 90°22'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/734026/4071799 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poplar Bluff
Inventory number
BH 20964 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Sources 

  • Craig Meador - cmeador [at] semo [dot] net

Comments 

Palmer Slough Trestle
Posted December 2, 2007, by Craig Meador (cmeador [at] semo [dot] net)

Well i'm very sorry to report that the Palmer's slough trestle was completely removed. It was tough driving from home to work and back again each day that the work was going on watching the workers dismantling it. Good thing we got some photos of it while it was still around. If the history is correct, it was built in 1901-1902 and would have been well over 100 years old. Some of the main support beams were still in great shape. Only a few were rotted.So long old friend.

Palmer Slough Trestle
Posted July 4, 2007, by christian (cjbdiesel)

the palmer slough trestle is in such good shape it should not have been abandoned it be reconected to a railroad!

Palmer Slough Trestle
Posted July 4, 2007, by christian (cjbdiesel)

the palmer slough trestle is in such good shape it should not have been abandoned it be reconected to a railroad!