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Stinson Creek Trail - Stinson Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview after rehabilitation

This photo from Wayne Johnson shows the refurbished bridge with a pedestrian walkway

BH Photo #104327

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Stinson Creek on Stinson Creek Trail
Location
Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved as part of a new city park
History
Built 1878 over Sni-A-Bar Creek in Grain Valley; relocated here in 1902; rehabilitated 1944; converted to pedestrian use in 2006
Builder
- Kellog Brothers Co.
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 11-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 178.0 ft.
Total length: 178.0 ft.
Also called
C&A - Stinson Creek Bridge
IC - Stinson Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85763, -91.96479   (decimal degrees)
38°51'27" N, 91°57'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589821/4301486 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fulton
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 21061 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 21, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 18, 2014: New photo from Steven Eichelberger
  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 6, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • October 11, 2006: Wayne Johnson reports bridge has been preserved and opened to pedestrians

Sources 

Comments 

Stinson Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted October 11, 2006, by Nathan Holth

As usual however, the choice in railings was abysmal. Horizontal Metal pole railings provide much less visual obstruction of the truss structure. Wood, cyclone fencing, and vertically oriented metal railings all obstruct the view of the historic structure. Otherwise however, it is nice to see this structure being taken care of and having a useful function once again.

Stinson Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted October 8, 2006, by Wayne Johnson (johnsonwe [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Effective since about May 2006, the Chicago & Alton Railroad Bridge over Stinson Creek is now a Fulton City Park. The restoration and conversion of the area to a city park is exceptional. It includes guarded bridge rails over the old bridge, an asphalt walking path across the bridge and through the woods along Hickman. The path is approximately two miles in length and is really well done.

Stinson Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted May 5, 2006, by marc (itsmemarcas [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is all the track still in place on the old roadbed? Email me back if anyone gets time. Very intresting.

Stinson Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted March 18, 2006, by Blair B Carmichael (bbcarmi [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I grew up around this bridge. It had always had an attraction to me as to its design and subsequent abandonment. I remember hopper cars crossing it in the late 1970's to the clay mines to the west.

Years of neglect allowed tons of debris to accumulate against the supporting structure and fires set by vandals weakend the structure to collapse.

I remember seeing one support collapse and float downstream to where it destroyed a low water pedestrian bridge at Westminster college.

Even though I wish to see a passenger rail service restored to Cedar City, this bridge needs to be dismantled as it is a dangerous and attractive hazard to children and adults.

Stinson Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted January 22, 2006, by Shaun Speers (speersfms [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I live in Fulton and attend one of the colleges. I have frequented this bridge. It is intersting structure since it has all been abondaned. It's a great place for filming and/or photography. It's a must see!